The National police of Ukraine, the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) with the participation of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the course of a special operation detained the former chief of police of Odessa region.

As reported on Thursday the Department of communication of national police, former chief of police of Odessa region is charged with involvement in the criminal offense provided by part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position).

It is noted that the leadership of the national police will insist on objective investigation and bringing those responsible to justice.

The police did not report the name of the detainee, however, according to the TV show “Slidstvo.Info”, citing a source, it is about the arrest of the former head of the Odessa police Dmitry Golovin.

According to journalists, the suspect in the case concerning the smuggling of cigarettes. “Probably, the chiefs of the Odessa police, helped the smugglers to legalize cigarettes that illegally arrived in the port of Odessa”, – informs “Slidstvo.Info”.

Now the detainee must deliver to Kiev, where they will elect him a measure of restraint.

Also according to the TV show, later, the police arrested another suspect – a businessman Chudakova, who probably was also involved in the scheme of contraband cigarettes.