US Peace Corps volunteer detained in Kyrgyzstan for carrying drugs

US Peace Corps volunteer detained in Kyrgyzstan for carrying drugs
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  • calendar-gray 27 September 2019

Police have detained a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer who was carrying more than 1 kg of drugs in south Kyrgyzstan, the Internal Affairs Department of the Jalal-Abad region said Friday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The police said they stopped a taxi on the Bishkek-Osh highway and the behavior of the passengers seemed suspicious.

While inspecting the car, police officers found a package containing 1.026 kg of marijuana in the back seat, it said.

During the investigation, one of the two U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in the car admitted that the package belonged to him. He has been placed in a temporary detention center and the other volunteer has been released.

The detainee taught English in a local Jalal-Abad school, the police said.

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