The law enforcers established that the head of the police office together with the lawyer-intermediary extorted money from foreigners and stateless persons, who arrived in Kyiv airport. The criminals artificially charged the foreigners with law violation and threatened to bring them to criminal responsibility, the SBU said in a report.

The SBU operatives have documented that the accomplices extorted $7,000 from the citizen of one of the eastern countries.

Read alsoAnti-graft watchdog reveals corruption schemes in agrarian sector for $78.1 mlnThe SBU officials detained the chief of the functional police office and the lawyer under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine near the police building while receiving the second part of the bribe in the amount of $5,000.

At present, the searches in the offices and places of residence of the defendants are under way.

The criminal case was initiated under Part 5 Article 27 and Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing custody as a measure of restraint is being solved.

Urgent investigative actions are under way.