The Security Service of Ukraine reported details of the detention of customs officials for bribery

As reported, prosecutors in Transcarpathian region exposed the illegal activities of the officers of the customs post "Luzhanka" of the Transcarpathian Customs Office, who demanded from a local resident 9,000 UAH of illegal benefit for admission of consumer goods to the customs territory of Ukraine.

It was established that the head and the inspector of one of the departments of this customs post demanded money for unimpeded import of goods, which were not subject to taxation at all.

On March 15th, officers of the Special Forces of the Security Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region arrested the corrupt officials "red-handed" when receiving the illegal benefit.

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office notified the offenders of being suspected of committing a crime under Part 3 of Art. 368 (receiving of illegal benefit by an official, combined with extortion of illegal benefit) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The pretrial investigation continues. It is also known that the internal investigation was initiated at the Transcarpathian customs office and the officers suspected of taking bribes were suspended. 

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