Kazakhstan to confiscate over $1.3 mln in connection with Khorgos case

Kazakhstan to confiscate over $1.3 mln in connection with Khorgos case

Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) will confiscate over $1.3 million owned by Magzum Abdraliyev, a suspect in the Khorgos case, and now kept with Rothschild Bank Zurich, the PGO said in a press release, Interfax-Kazakhstan reported.

The Khorgos crime was revealed by the Financial Police of Kazakhstan in 2011. The organized criminal group carried out smuggling of goods from China to Kazakhstan. The trial involved 45 defendants, including senior officials of the customs authorities and national security of Kazakhstan.

The members of the organized criminal group were accused of economic smuggling on a large scale across the customs border of the Customs Union, the abuse of power, committing bribery on a large scale.

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