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2018-10-16

Kyrgyz border authorities report probes of military personnel

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's State Border Service (GPS) has carried out more than a dozen probes this year into illegal acts carried out by the nation's border guards, Asia-Plus reported, quoting GPS Chairman Ularbek Sharsheyev.

The GPS conducted at least 13 official investigations against military personnel in 2018, Sharsheyev told reporters on Tuesday (October 16).

He added that "25 border guards received disciplinary penalties and nine were transferred to posts not related to border control".

Authorities in one ongoing investigation are looking into several border guards accused of helping militants reach Syria from Bishkek and Chui Province, said Sharsheyev.

"A number of military personnel -- the head of the checkpoint and the shift supervisor -- were relieved of their posts. Three suspects were placed in the pre-trial detention centre of the State Committee for National Security," he said.

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