As reported by Censor.NET, the sources in the law enforcement agencies told LIGA.
Preliminary report reads that the searches are being carried out under the enquiry initiated into supply of a batch of backpacks for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in late 2014, early 2015.
Censor.NET correspondents tried to reach Oleksandr Avakov to receive a comment from him but the line was always busy.
Earlier, the hidden camera footage was published last February showing a person looking like Interior Minister Arsen Avakov's son Oleksandr and a person who looked like former Deputy Interior Minister Serhii Chebotar discussing supply of a batch of backpacks for the law enforcement agency detachments at an inflated price.
The footage of conversation was dated December 2014 while the Ministry of Internal Affairs actually purchased backpacks for 16.5 million hryvnia as early as in February 2015.
Interior Minister Avakov refuted all allegations of his family members' involvement in the procurement of backpacks.