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Turkish citizen hiding from Interpol in Kyrgyzstan over five years

A citizen of Turkey, who was hiding from Interpol in Kyrgyzstan for more than five years, was detained in Bishkek, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

Turkish citizen Mehmet Sirkinti, born in 1970, was wanted for crimes under several articles of the Criminal Code of his country, including fraud against the public institutions and organizations and forgery of official documents.

According to preliminary data, more than five years Sirkinti Mehmet has been living in Bishkek and worked as the chief accountant of the branch of "Ryder Associates Limited" (registered in the Virgin Islands), engaged in the lottery business under the brand name "National Lottery."

At the beginning of 2015 Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal case on the facts of abuse and illegal obtaining a license for lottery operations on the basis of the collected materials of the National Central Bureau of Interpol in the KR.

The investigation was conducted by Main Investigations Directorate of the MIA. During the investigation "Ryder Associates Limited" has paid to the budget 31 million soms in taxes.