Kyrgyz authorities promised to stop the fuel smuggling to Tajikistan
The Kyrgyz authorities again promised to stop the smuggling of petroleum products in Tajikistan. Omurbek Babanov, the First Vice-Prime Minister, stated about it; the press service notes that he held a conference "devoted to the discussion of the measures aimed at smuggling restraint of fuel from Leilek district of Batken province in the border provinces of Tajikistan."
The official threatened to the meeting participants, the heads of power structures, with personal responsibility "for allowing the smuggling of petroleum products."
According to him, "Despite repeated orders of the Government they continue to send fuel in a smuggled way to neighboring Tajikistan. The incident happened on August 13 at the border Leilek district proves once again that the relevant services do not work on anti-smuggling fuel. In this regard, it is necessary to investigate the situation and stop the smuggling within 10 days. Otherwise, the issue to the positions accordance of a number of the heads of power structures," said Omurbek Babanov, news agency "24.kg" reported.
Recall a few days ago the residents of Kulumdu village in Lyailyak district located on the border with Tajikistan fractured the skull to Madzhit Seyitov head of the department for organized crime and the corruption in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Batken province. Madzhit Seyitov left for Kulundu to arrest smugglers on August 13. Earlier the Government claimed that the smuggling of fuel into Tajikistan has practically been stopped by the efforts of relevant agencies. However, as the locals tell, the size of fuel smuggling in the territory of Tajikistan and Batken are only growing.