US welcomes Kyrgyzstan detaining 'dangerous criminal leader'

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (AFP) – The United States on Thursday welcomed Kyrgyzstan’s detention of an alleged crime boss who Washington says is a major force in drug trafficking, after the Central Asian country’s new government pledged to fight organised crime.Kyrgyzstan has launched a drive against organised crime after Sadyr Japarov took over as acting president last week following unrest, in a move analysts say is partly aimed at deflecting allegations that the new leadership had links to criminal groups. Kyrgyzstan’s state committee for national security said Thursday that Kamchibek Kolbayev ha…

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