Kyrgyz Authorities Announce Probe Into Customs Agency That Was Focus Of RFE/RL Investigation.

Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into corruption at the country’s notorious customs agency, which has been accused of being a conduit for funneling hundreds of millions of dollars out of the country. 

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