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Kyrgyz Detained In Russia For Forgery

MOSCOW -- A group of Kyrgyz nationals has been detained in Moscow for allegedly forging documents.

The spokeswoman for the Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow, Aidana Makilova, said on March 9 that the detained individuals had been charged with issuing forged identification documents to Kyrgyz migrant workers.

She did not disclose how many Kyrgyz nationals had been taken in by Russian authorities.

Makilova's statement comes the same day that Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security announced it had detained a police officer in a suburb of the capital, Bishkek, on suspicion of illegally providing foreigners with Kyrgyz national passports.

The unidentified officer was detained while allegedly taking a bribe from a potential “client.”

With reporting by