The national police exposed the staff of the Transcarpathian customs in the organization “scheme” export of tobacco and import of goods without clearance. About it reports a press-service of the Channel.
“These persons organized the criminal “scheme” export of tobacco and import of goods without customs clearance. For free crossing of goods across the border without customs clearance entrepreneurs paid employees of customs posts, a certain amount of “remuneration”. Further received as undue advantage funds is distributed among all participants of corruption “scheme”, – stated in the message.
On the fact of extortion and receiving a bribe the law enforcers opened a criminal case, in which were installed all involved.
In addition, it was found that in the “scheme” was involved and the brokerage office, which helped with clearance, which are generally not stopped at the customs offices, or, for example, making fake invoices.
Wednesday, August 22, were arrested chief inspector of the Transcarpathian customs. He received for unimpeded transportation of goods through the customs warehouse of 20 thousand UAH. In the premises of the brokerage house were searched, as well as in places of work and residence of defendants.
Law enforcement officers seized more than one million hryvnias, draft records, documentation and other evidence.
The chief inspector is notified of suspicion in committing a crime under part 3 St. 368 criminal code of Ukraine (“Receiving bribe”). Now the question on election to it measures of restraint.
We will remind that earlier the Cabinet approved the action plan on fight against smuggling. The Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called 10 the schemes of smugglers.
In addition, entered into force a government decree, which expands police powers to control the customs.
The Cabinet intends to offer the Verkhovna Rada to introduce criminal liability for smuggling.