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Leader of international criminal group arrested in Almaty

22.07.2008, 17:40 2477

Astana. July 22. Kazakhstan Today - The leader of the international criminal group was arrested in Almaty on July 11, the agency reports referring to the press service of Kazakhstan Committee of National Security.

According to the press service, within the limits of international cooperation Kazakhstan Security Committee rendered assistance to the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Tajikistan in detention of one of the organizers of drugs smuggling to Europe.

"The Agency for Control over Drugs at the President of the Republic of Tajikistan disclosed this year the channel of transportation of large quantity of drugs from Dushanbe to the capital of Spain, Madrid. Drug trafficking has been organized by the citizen of Great Britain who recruited as couriers a group citizens of the Central-Asian countries," the press service informed.

Tajik operatives caught red-handed a number of active participants of drug trafficking group, but the organizer managed to escape.

Special services of Kazakhstan had organized a complex operative search on the territory of the Republic as a result of which the leader of the group was found and arrested in Almaty. He was extradited to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan KNB press service informed.

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