The police exposed an earlier detained member of an organized group accused of the legalization of funds obtained from the illegal sale of drugs using cryptocurrency

Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English

“In April 2018, officers of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Orenburg Region detained an active member of an organized group suspected of selling narcotic drugs through an on-line store,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
“It was established that the suspect in the period from January to April 2018 received a material reward for his illegal activities in the cryptographic currency ‘Bitcoin’. The funds were cashed using a bank card registered to a third party,” I. Volk said.
“The total amount of legalized cash amounted to more than 650 thousand rubles,” the MIA official representative added.
A criminal investigation was initiated under part 1 of Article 174 of the Russian Criminal Code. Remand in custody was selected as the preventive measure for the suspect.