The case of the illegal extraction of amber: Zhytomyr Prosecutor’s office is investigating the actions of law enforcement

Дело о незаконной добыче янтаря: Житомирская прокуратура расследует действия правоохранителей

The Zhytomyr Prosecutor’s office started criminal proceedings regarding illegal benefit officials of the law enforcement field. About it reports a press-service of the regional Prosecutor’s office.

During his working trip to Zhytomyr region on Monday, August 12, President Vladimir Zelensky, in the town of Olevsk, a meeting was held on the issues of illegal mining of amber.

During the meeting Zelensky announced information about the involvement of law enforcement officials and government agencies in Zhytomyr region-to-cover schemes of illegal mining of amber on the territory of Olevsk, Ovruch and Korostenskaja areas.

Zelensky also voiced about possible corrupt dealings of the authorities with criminal authorities.

Note, Kyiv Prosecutor’s office has made information about the criminal offence in the Unified register of pretrial investigation under part 3 St. 368 criminal code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise or obtaining illegal benefit by the official holding responsible position).

According to the regional Prosecutor’s office, the materials produced for the preliminary investigation transferred to the territorial Department of the RRG, located in the city of Khmelnitsky.

Later, the SBU reported that security service specialists of Ukraine exposed for extorting 30 thousand dollars, Chairman of the public Council of the Zhytomyr oblast state administration and arrested him.

Дело о незаконной добыче янтаря: Житомирская прокуратура расследует действия правоохранителей

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