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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: The Matraimov Kingdom

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For years, a top Kyrgyz customs chief enabled — and profited from — a
smuggling empire run by a secretive Uyghur family. And while he has left public
service, Raimbek Matraimov — and his relatives — have amassed vast, unexplained
wealth that they have converted into influence.

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