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Number of detained rioting, looting suspects in Almaty exceeds 2,700

Kazakhstan 18 January 2022 07:23
Number of detained rioting, looting suspects in Almaty exceeds 2,700

Since the start of the anti-terrorist operation in Kazakhstan’s largest city of Almaty, law enforcement officers detained 2,748 people for suspected participation in unlawful rallies, looting and other crimes, Trend reports citing TASS.

On January 17, the overall number of such detainees stood at 2,601.

"A total of 2,748 participants in the illegal protests, looting and other crimes have been detained since the start of the anti-terrorist operation. A total of 131 firearms and 4,171 items of ammunition were seized," the press service of the Almaty city commandant's office said on Tuesday.

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