The head of the distillery was arrested in Shymkent

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It was found that more than 81 tons of unaccounted alcohol products were illegally produced at the distillery in Shymkent. This was announced by the Financial Monitoring Agency, the national portal "Adyrna" reported.

This alcohol was sold to persons involved in the underground production of surrogate alcohol.

As part of the fight against the shadow economy, it was found that alcohol products were illegally shipped on holidays and weekends, in violation of the rules for storing and selling ethyl alcohol.

According to information, the head of the plant offered the official a bribe of 20,000 US dollars and 1,000,000 tenge every month in order to avoid criminal liability.

The suspect was arrested by court decision. The investigation is ongoing.