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It is reported that the official demanded money from a businessman for non-obstruction in his foreign economic activity.

The SBU said that the detainee tried to resist arrest and escape from the scene.

The official was also carrying another $4,800 that was seized by the law enforcement officers, according to the report.

Criminal proceedings were opened under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The investigation is underway.