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Court arrests ex-customs officer suspected of smuggling

Aminiev can be released on the bail of $1.1 million
14:13, 12 August 2018

State Fiscal Service of Ukraine

Shevchenkivskyi Kyiv District Court arrested ex-customs officer of Odessa region Denys Aminiev for two months with a right of bail of $1.1 million. He is suspected of involvement in the robbery of the seized containers with bonded cargo in the amount of $5.6 million. Natalia Nepriakhina, Spokesperson of the State Fiscal Service claimed this on Facebook. 

‘Shevchenkivskyi Kyiv District Court decided to arrest Denys Aminiev for 60 days with a right of bail of $1.1 million. He is an ex-customs officer of Odessa region. His activity is connected with smuggling,’ she said.  

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According to Nepriakhina, a criminal proceeding is opened against the arrested for assigning seized inventories.  

‘This is about the containers with bonded cargo in the amount of $5.6 million, which were arrested as a physical evidence. According to the video recordings and the testimonies of the witnesses, the involvement of Aminiev in the assignment of the arrested cargo is established. The cargo was taken out by a truck under the guise of transportation to another structure,’ she explained. 

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Yet Nepriakhina stressed that no one of the officers of Odessa customs was not detained, according to mass media. 

Ex-officer of Odessa customs Denys Aminiev was detained on August 8, 2018. 

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