Volga Customs Administration

Attempt to bribe to stop customs inspection fails again

Published: May 14, 2024 11:46 AM

A Samara customs officer refused a bribe totaling 158,000 rubles offered to him by a foreign citizen for not conducting a customs inspection of goods with dual-use features imported into Russia without authorization documents.

The man offered the head of the department of control over importation and turnover of goods No. 2 of the Orenburg Region Service of Samara Customs for a monetary reward to give away spare parts sent for customs inspection for lack of an FSTEC license. The citizen was also facing administrative punishment for failure to comply with prohibitions and restrictions on importing these goods into Russia, which he tried to avoid by bribery

The customs officer reported this fact to the anti-corruption department. The bribe-giver was detained while the money was being handed over.

The bribe-giver was detained

A criminal case has now been opened by the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Orenburg region on the grounds of a crime under part 3 of article 30, paragraph “b”, part 4 of article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (bribery). 4 of article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (giving a bribe to an official for the commission of knowingly illegal actions (inaction) on a large scale). The maximum punishment under the article is imprisonment for up to twelve years with a fine of up to sixty times the amount of the bribe

  Darya Metelkina,
press-secretary of Samara Customs