18:43 / 20.04.2021
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Pseudo-employee of PGO arrested for demanding $51,000 in bribe
Фото: KUN.UZ

The fraudster agreed “to assist” in the allocation of 1.5 hectares of land in Tashkent region to a local resident.

Employees of the PGO Internal Security Department detained a swindler who deceived citizens, introducing himself as a law enforcement officer.

The man told citizens that he works in the Department under the Prosecutor General’s Office and has acquaintances. The perpetrator offered them his help for a monetary reward.

He agreed “to assist” in the allocation of 1.5 hectares of land in Tashkent region to one of the local residents.

For his “assistance”, he asked for $51.1 thousand. However, the scam failed.

The man was detained while receiving part of the agreed amount ($24 thousand) during an operational event.

Reportedly, the swindler was convicted before as well. The investigation continues.

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