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Kyiv police busted National Anti-Corruption Bureau officer for drugs

The man who was standing near his car on Paton Bridge was spotted during the patrol
16:57, 13 September 2018

Kyiv Operative

On September 12, the law enforcers arrested an officer of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on suspicion of drug possession. Ukrainian Truth agency reported this with the reference to the Kyiv police press service.

“At night, the police officers of Pechersk district have detained a man who had a substance looking like drugs. He also had the identification documents of the NABU employee,” Yana Nerush, the deputy head of the communication department of Kyiv police, said.

She added that the man who was standing near his car on Paton Bridge was spotted during the patrol and “came up to him for a check and found this substance.”

“The man was taken to Pechersk district police department,” Nerush said.

The police say they would inform later on the qualification of the incident.

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As it was reported earlier, National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) made a report of suspected illicit enrichment for Pavlo Demchyna, First Deputy Chairman of Security Service (SBU), who heads the anti-corruption department. In particular, the news agency reports that Demchyna himself wrote it in the statement on NABU’s officers' illegal activity and sent it to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and SAP Head Nazar Kholodnytskiy.

Also, the Solomensky District Court obliged the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to open the proceeding against Justice Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko under suspicion of the declaration of false data. The proceeding should be opened under the article “Declaration of false information”.

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