An employee of the Criva border post investigated for passive corruption, being targeted in an internal investigation initiated as a result of an unannounced check of the officers of Department of Homeland Security of Border Service.

Following checks in his office were found cash amounting to MDL 2600, EUR 100 and USD 200, the origin of which could not be justified.

The materials on this case were sent to the National Anti-Corruption Centre to investigate for committing passive corruption.

If found guilty, the border officer risks jail term of 3 to 7 years and a fine of 4.000 to 6.000 c.u., and deprivation of the right to occupy certain public functions or exercise certain activities for a period of 5 to 10 years.

We remind that yesterday, Border Service announced the dismissal of around 100 border employees due to insufficient training.

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