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Financial police employee extorts $ 15,000 from Chinese businessman

An employee of the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes was arrested when taking a bribe of $5,000. Press service of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) reported.

The detainee, in collusion with the members of an organized crime group, extorted $ 15,000 from an entrepreneur from the People’s Republic of China for suspension of check of a statement filed by his former business partners.

The initiators of this statement are involved in a criminal group and earlier attempted to illegally seize a part of the enterprise of the victim.

A criminal case was initiated under articles 170 (extortion) and 313 (extortion of a bribe by an official) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The detainee was placed in the pretrial detention center of the SCNS. Operational and investigative measures are being conducted to identify and detain other persons involved in the crime.