INVESTIGATION INTO CORRUPTION IN KYRGYZ CUSTOMS SERVICE SPURS PROTESTS

On 25th November, OCCRP reported that nearly a thousand people marched peacefully in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Monday in a protest response to publication of the outcome of an investigation that revealed that a secretive Uighur family had for years been smuggling goods from China into Kyrgyzstan and onward to other countries.  The profits they made with the help of corrupt customs officials were then channelled out of the country.  Rferl reported that the protesters demanded the arrest of a powerful customs official who is alleged to have provided cover for the activities.

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/11181-investigation-into-corruption-in-kyrgyz-customs-service-spurs-protests-in-bishkek

https://www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyz-demonstrations-over-alleged-customs-crimes/30290871.html

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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