The former head of the National Security Committee, Karim Masimov, was suspected of money laundering and bribery. This was confirmed by the press service of the National Security Committee, the national portal "Adyrna" reported.
"We inform you that the investigation is continuing under Article 218 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, "Laundering (laundering) of money and other property obtained through crime" and Article 366, "Extremely large-scale bribery", regarding K. Masimov of the Criminal Investigation Department in the message.
The Committee said that in accordance with Article 92, Part 3 of the Criminal Code, Masimov was sent to the NSC detention center in Astana to conduct a number of investigative activities within the framework of the criminal case with the sanction of the prosecutor's office.
"According to Article 201, Part 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the materials of the criminal investigation will not be published," added the National Security Committee.