Tashtemir Aitbaev made his remarks today before parliament in reporting the results of an official probe into the killing of Bayaman Erkinbaev on 21 September.
Aitbaev said that shortly before Erkinbaev's killing, he held a meeting with a mafia boss concerning a shipment of heroin to a local prison. Aitbaev said that Erkinbaev had refused to arrange for the delivery of the drugs.
Aitbaev said that the person who allegedly ordered the assassination and the person who allegedly carried it out have been arrested.
Erkinbaev was the third parliament deputy killed in Kyrgyzstan since the ouster of the former government in March.
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