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NABU detains senior Odesa police member on the run

He is mentioned in a cigarette smuggling case.


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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