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Another director of a private employment agency arrested in Tashkent

The head of the International Job Organization – xususiy bandlik agentligi employment agency was arrested in Tashkent. This was reported on August 5 in the investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The official report says that a criminal case has been opened against the head of a private agency under Article 168 (“Fraud, that is, taking possession of someone else’s property or the right to someone else’s property by deception or abuse of trust”) of the Criminal Code of Uzbekistan.

The head of the agency, Sh.A., who was born in 1993 in Kyrgyzstan, promised to send people to work in Korea and Europe through the International Labor Organization. The agency had its branches in all regions of the country.

However, having received 45 million soums (about $ 4.5 thousand) from each of 132 citizens, he did not send anyone to work abroad. According to the investigation department, the head of the agency misappropriated 5.6 billion soums (over $ 550,000) received from citizens through fraud.

According to the report, on June 26, the criminal case was taken over by the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Earlier it was reported about a number of private employment agencies that defrauded the Uzbeks. As a result, the activities of some of them were suspended, and some were brought to justice.

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