Criminal case launched over customs officials’ involvement in a bribery scheme
A bribery scheme has been disclosed through the active measures carried out by the Police Main Department for Combating Organized Crime. In particular, it has been revealed that the managers and employees of certain companies, as well as some individuals, were in collusion with officials from the State Revenue Committee’s Customs Service.
They bribed customs service officials either personally or through mediators and were allowed to make import/export customs payments, and pay customs duties at considerably lower tariffs than prescribed by law.
The aforesaid crime was committed with the mediation of a commercial organization (LLC) that offered customs clearance and brokerage services in the territory of the border customs checkpoint.
A criminal case over the giving, accepting and mediating of bribes has been launched.