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 Zakhіdukrheolohіa first deputy head nabbed red-handed while receiving 1.5 million hryvnia in bribe, - Interior Minister. PHOTOS

First deputy head of Zakhіdukrheolohіa State Enterprise affiliated with Nadra Ukrainy NJSC, subordinate to the State Service for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, has been caught upon receiving 1.5 million hryvnia (about $60,000) in bribe in the Lviv region.

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET informs.

According to him, the official extorted 3 million hryvnia from an entrepreneur. He promised to assist in drafting and agreeing documents for reservoir engineering with subsequent granting of extraction permit in exchange for this amount of money.

"Officers of the Economic Crimes Department of the National Police in the Lviv region in conjunction with members of the local prosecutor's office apprehended first deputy head of Zakhіdukrheolohіa upon receiving a bribe today, July 13. 1.5 million hryvnia was seized," the Interior Minister stressed.

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Investigative actions are currently underway.

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