21:16 / 24.06.2022
Another tunnel discovered on border with Kyrgyzstan

Another underground tunnel leading to Kyrgyzstan was discovered in the Rishtan district, Fergana region. It was equipped with an elevator, electricity and surveillance cameras. Prior to this, it was reported about the discovery of three such tunnels.

On June 23, an underground tunnel leading to the Kadamjay district of the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan was discovered in the house of citizen T.M. in the Rishtan district of the Fergana region, the SSS press service of Uzbekistan reported. 

During a special operation of the SSS Border Troops and the Regional DIA, a truck driven by a man was stopped. 2,707 units of IPhone 13 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S 22 ultra, RedMi Note 11 pro and others models of mobile phones were found in the car, for which there were no documents. The total cost of the devices was estimated at 15 billion soums. They were seized in a procedural manner.

The tunnel was discovered while inspecting a man’s house. It has a width of 1-1.5 m, a height of 2 m and a length of about 130 m. The operative footage shows that the tunnel is equipped with lighting and surveillance cameras, its floor is concreted, and the entrance is equipped with an electric elevator.

The report says that the underground route was used to deliver inventory items from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan.

A criminal case has been opened on this fact.

Earlier it was reported about the discovery of three similar tunnels through which currency and various goods were transported between the two countries.