A joint operation between Ukraine’s Security Service and military procurator's office resulted in a senior officer of the Mukachevo border guard unit being caught red-handed accepting a bribe. The officer, holding  the rank of a captain, extorted a bribe of UAH 20 thousand from a local citizen for help with smuggling a large shipment of electronic wristwatches into Ukraine.

The officer was caught accepting part of the bribe. A pre-trial investigation into the offense was launched as per Section 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The border guard was taken into custody pursuant to Article 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing, reports the press service of Ukraine’s Security Service.