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State Official's Brother Held

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Tajikistan's top corruption fighter said Tuesday that the brother of a senior security official has been detained on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Anti-corruption agency chief Fattokh Saidov said Faridun Umarov, the brother of the deputy head of the security agency, was suspected to be part of a trafficking syndicate dismantled last week that also included several law enforcement officers.


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