A joint operation between Ukraine’s Security Service and National Police resulted in the head of a collective farm in the Cherhigov region being arrested while accepting a bribe.

The man, who extorted UAH 2,000 from a local businessman for extension of a lease agreement and a permit to cut down trees, is charged with obtaining illegal benefit under Section 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, reports the SSU’s press service.

Pre-trial investigation is currently ongoing.