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Gold mining company inflicts especially large damage on state

The main department of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan for Jalal-Abad region opened a criminal case under article 337 part 3 (abuse of official position) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic against employees of the regional department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and representatives of a gold mining company. Press center of the state committee reported.

«It was established that the mining company engaged in gold mining in Toguz-Toro district, in the absence of permits and an environmental passport, paid a fee for environmental damage at a reduced rate. The state suffered damage on an especially large scale,» the statement says.

On November 18, searches were carried out, which documented the non-compliance with the established rate. A part of the damage in the amount of 20 million soms was reimbursed to the state. The investigation is ongoing.