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Ex-head of Kyrgyz Customs Service pays half a million dollars fine for corruption

Former chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s State Customs Service Adilet Kubanychbekov has paid a 51.2 million soms ($510,000) for state damage. In January, the official has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. news agency reports.

After Kubanychbekov confessed and paid the damages, he was transferred from the pre-trial detention center to house arrest.

The official created preferential conditions for companies and used illegal schemes to hide goods from the customs administration in exchange for the systematic bribes.

In addition, Kubanychbekov is suspected of illegal enrichment due to unreasonable overestimation of the cost of customs services for foreign economic activity entities provided by affiliated companies.