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Detectives of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and the Territorial Administration of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in Mykolaiv region have revealed large-scale embezzlement at the Mykolaiv customs.

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It was established that in 2018-2019, officials of the regional customs and heads of certain customs posts systematically violated anti-dumping legislation in the interests of commercial structures, the SBU said on its website on November 2.

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It particular, the perpetrators underestimated tax rates groundlessly when importing mineral fertilizers from Europe. As a result, the national budget's revenue was almost UAH 10 million (US$402,901) down.

During warranted searches, law enforcers seized paperwork, proving large-scale embezzlement.

Criminal proceedings have been launched under Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (abuse of authority or office). Investigation is under way.