Police detained 9 people into release of the two Kyrgyz citizens from captivity in Tajikistan held by drug traffickers. All involved in the case were charged, said Malik Nurdinov, Chief of the Southern Office for Combating Organized Crime under the Interior Ministry.
Two residents of Osh region, who were held captive by drug dealers in Tajikistan, were released on July 15 and delivered back to Osh. Both of them were charged with concealment under the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan.
The investigation revealed that the captives watched the entire process of drug trafficking to Moscow.
“Former captives do not deny the fact that they saw the process with their own eyes. The man was released under house arrest for the period of the investigation, while the woman was released on bail. They both recognize their guilt and are ready to be punished. They may get 3-year probation,” Nurdinov said.
He explained that captivity in these cases usually occurs due to people's negligence, and nobody steals them. “For example, one may suggest a woman to go for a spin in a car in Batken region. As a result, she may not even understand that she is outside Kyrgyzstan and stays in another country,” he noticed.
Both captives were in Tajikistan at different times. The man was in captivity for around 1 month, while the woman – for 15 days.
The investigation is being continued.
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