On April 30, 2020, during night patrols in the territorial waters of Kazakhstan an intruder vessel was discovered by the Department of the Border Service of the National Security Committee in Mangystau Region. After giving visual and audible warnings to stop, in accordance with international law, the vessel increased its speed and tried to escape.
Due to non-compliance with the requirements of the Border Service officers to stop the vessel, shots were fired into the air and at the engines.
4 foreigners were detained. As a result of ricochets bullets from engines affected people received primary medical care.
Immediate investigative actions are currently underway.
of the National Security Committee
of the Republic of Kazakhstan