Policemen beaten in Batken during search of smugglers’ house
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Three residents of Batken region resisted the policemen during a search of their house and beat them. Press center of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan (SCNS) reported.
During the authorized search of the house of a resident of Kara-Bak village, 36 boxes were found containing 18,000 packs of cigarettes without excise stamps, smuggled in from the territory of a neighboring state. The preliminary cost of the smuggled goods seized from illegal circulation is 1,800 million soms.
During the investigation, three men, in order to conceal the smuggled goods revealed during the search, resisted and used physical force against police officers ensuring law and order.
As a result, some law enforcement officers received bodily injuries of varying severity.
A criminal case was initiated against three residents of Kara-Bak village under Article 374 of part 2 «Threat or violence against a representative of the authorities» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The detainees were placed in a temporary detention facility.
The SCNS warns that smuggling is prosecuted, and people involved in it will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Source: 24.kg News Agency