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NAC – Customs Service Operation: Five customs brokers, detained for a series of attempts to bribe customs officers. 11 persons are suspected in this case26.05.2020 1356 Views
Five customs brokers were detained by the NAC officers, anticorruption prosecutors and the employees of the Integrity and Supervision Directorate of the Customs Service, in a case of active corruption. They are suspected of committing acts of corruption of customs officers within the Petricani Internal Customs Station for months, by passing different amounts of money to urge the procedure for validating customs declarations.
In accordance with the case materials, the brokers were documented inside the customs post at the time when they transmitted to the customs workers the accompanying documents as well as financial means.
Today, following several searches, carried out inside the customs post, as in the offices of the brokers, 11 persons, among which are 6 customs officers and 5 brokers, were recognized as suspects. They were escorted to the NAC for additional hearings, 5 brokers were detained for 72 hours.
The detainees are investigated in accordance with art. 325 of the Criminal Code - active corruption and risk up to 6 years of imprisonment with a fine ranging from 2000 to 4000 conventional units.
The criminal prosecution actions are ongoing and target a complex scheme that includes customs officers, brokers and economic agents.
We remind that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision by the court is pronounced.
The Office of Anticorruption Prosecutor carries out the criminal investigation.