A large-scale simultaneous special operation is conducted in Almaty, Zhambyl, -Kazakhstani regions and in Almaty under the coordination of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Security Committee and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to prevent illegal activities in the near-customs sphere as well as to strengthen counteraction to organized criminal groups engaged in smuggling activities in the border areas of the country on February 15-16 this year.
As a result, 29 suspects were detained, 16 of them in Almaty, Zhambyl regions and Almaty, and 13 were detained in South Kazakhstan region. There are officials of customs and law enforcement agencies, brokers, mediators, representatives of criminals, as well as 2 Kyrgyz citizens among the detainees.
Investigative and operational activities are continuing.
Press Office of the General Prosecutor's Office