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NABU detains senior Odesa police member on the run

He is mentioned in a cigarette smuggling case.

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On 30 July, detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained the former first deputy chief of the Odesa regional police, Kostyanyn Heyko.

Heyko is mentioned in a criminal case together with his former superior Dmytro Holovin. Both are suspected of misappropriating a large batch of tobacco products confiscated from illegal turnover.

Investigators believe that in 2017, they misappropriated seven containers of counterfeit cigarettes, which were evidence in a criminal case. After this, they sold the cigarettes.

The market value of this batch is 50m hryvnyas (2m dollars).

Holovin has been under house arrest since 26 July.

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