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 Four Odesa customs officers caught on forgery, - Head Marushevska

Odesa customs head Yuliia Marushevska has sent the materials of an official probe into the forgery of documents by customs officers and an "uncontrolled export of timber" in 16 containers from Ukraine to China to the regional prosecutor's office.

She announced this on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Unfortunately, not all customs officers understand our fundamental approach to customs clearance. There is a well-known problem of the uncontrolled export of timber. Customs officers at Odesa-port post have decided not to inspect containers with timber intended for export to China. In defiance of a warning by the risk analysis system. Instead, they forged the inspection documents and hoped they would get away with it," Marushevska wrote.

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She explained that "as a result of an official investigation, four employees directly involved in the forgery got fired. Another three were reprimanded. The materials of the probe were sent to prosecutor's office and it's law enforcers, who will have to determine whether there were elements of corruption in the actions of customs officers."

"There will be no conspiracy and fixed deals at the Odesa customs. Enough time has passed to understand it. We will punish and get rid of those who proceed with their schemes," Marushevska summed up.

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