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A Customs officer, detained by the NAC and prosecutors in a corruption case. He was caught while returning the bribe23.05.2019 249 Views
An employee of the mobile team "South" of the Customs Service was found guilty by the NAC officers and anticorruption prosecutors at the time of returning to a driver the money, claimed to be a bribe. The customs officer is suspected of claiming 1900 euros for the illicit favor from the owner of the car, but because he doesn`t respect his promise, he has returned the requested amount.
According to the case materials, the customs officer would have requested the amount mentioned by the denouncer for his restitution, previously detained in Customs, but also for diminishing the value of the goods raised by the Customs Service. Because he didn`t keep the promise, the driver asked for his money back and denounced him to the NAC .
The money transfer operation was carried out under the control of the NAC and the prosecutors, and a criminal prosecution for passive corruption was initiated on behalf of the customs empoyee. He was detained for 72 hours, prosecutors are asking warrant.
The inspector acknowledges his guilt and risks up to 10 years of detention, fine and deprivation of public position. We would like to remind that any person is presumed to be innocent until a final and irrevocable court decision is delivered.
In order to prevent corruption and strengthen the integrity, the NAC and the Customs Service have recently carried out an information campaign among customs officials, in which they urged officials to not tolerate corruption.
The Anticorruption Prosecutor`s Office is leading the prosecution.