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Kyrgyzstan searches for victims of robbery attacks on foreigners

Employees of law enforcement agencies prevented a robbery. Members of a criminal group were detained when committing a crime. Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to it, operational information was received by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Chui region that a certain criminal group intends to commit a group armed robbery against foreigners. When checking the information it was found out that the 20-25- year-old suspects were born in Chui region.

There were operational data that attackers arrange surveillance and collect information about their victim — an entrepreneur from the People’s Republic of China.

The police investigators laid an ambush in the apartment of the businessman. In the evening of November 17, armed criminals in hoods penetrated into the apartment where foreign citizens lived. They struggled on arrest. The police officers were forced to use firearms and combat sambo techniques.

As a result, Kanat Sheishenov, born in 1996, previously convicted resident of Kara-Balta, and Rasul Abduldabekov, born in 1996, resident of Panfilov district, were detained.


During the inspection of the crime scene, a traumatic pistol belonging to one of the detainees was found and confiscated. According to operational information, the detainees keep in contact with organized criminal groups and adhere to thieves’ ideas.

A criminal case was initiated under Article 168 (robbery) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The detainees were placed in the temporary detention facility for two months.

Investigative measures are being carried out, measures are being taken to detain other participants of the crime.

The Department of the Drug Trafficking Control Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Chui region appeals to citizens, who have any information or who have suffered from illegal actions of the detained persons mentioned, with the request to call by phones: 0702326591, 0700297814.

The investigation continues.

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