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Kazakh ex-deputy minister of ecology arrested for corruption

Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan Akhmetzhan Primkulov and Chairman of the Board of Operator ROP LLP Medet Kumargaliev were detained for 2 months. They are suspected of corruption.

– On January 27, the specialized inter-district investigative court of Nur-Sultan in relation to the suspects Primkulov A.A., Kumargaliev M.K. authorized a preventive measure in the form of detention for a period of two months, – the court said in a statement.

Primkulov has worked as a deputy minister since July 2019. He was relieved of his post two days ago after his arrest.

The Kazakh company «Operator ROP» was engaged in recycling collection. The company is associated with youngest daughter of the ex-president of Kazakhstan, Aliya Nazarbayeva. The managing director of the company, after Kumargaliev’s arrest, committed suicide in his office.