NABU and Inspectorate General of Security Forces of Czech Republic join forces against corruption

The National Bureau and the Inspectorate General of the Security Forces of the Czech Republic have agreed on cooperation and exchange of information in the field of prevention, detection and investigation of criminal corruption offenses. On October 20, 2021, Director of the National Bureau Artem Sytnyk and Director of the Inspectorate General Radim Dragun signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

"Constant cooperation with the competent authorities of other states is the key to successfully combating corruption. The National Bureau has examples of effective cooperation. In particular, on July 20, 2020, NABU and the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland jointly exposed a criminal group led by the former acting Chairman of the State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine", said Artem Sytnyk.

Law enforcement officers of the Inspectorate General are interested in establishing productive cooperation with Ukrainian colleagues in several areas. Radim Dragun clarified that this is primarily an exchange of information, experience in the investigation of criminal corruption offenses, knowledge of high-tech solutions and innovations used in the fight against crime.

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The Inspectorate General of the Security Forces of the Czech Republic (Czech — GIBS) was founded in 2012. The main mission of the institution is to search, detect and investigate the facts that indicate the commission of a crime by representatives of the police of the Czech Republic, customs and penitentiary services. The Inspectorate also verifies the authenticity of these offenses, proposes measures to be taken in relation to such activities, and issues methodological recommendations for some of security forces.