Heads of Homel Customs Office imprisoned for bribery

Central District Court of Homel sentenced the former head of the department on prevention of smuggling and administrative infringements of Homel Customs Office and the head of Kautsouski Customs department to six years of imprisonment and confiscation of their property. According to the General Office of Public Prosecutor, they used to accept bribes for organization of quick crossing of the Belarusian border at the check points “Novaya Huta” and “Kamaryn”.

For example, a 600 USD bribe was accepted by the officials for helping six cars of a private entrepreneur to cross the border. A number of similar infringements have been discovered.