Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“As a result of operational search activities, officers of the Administration for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Smolensk Region suppressed the activities of an organized group whose participants are suspected of illegal circulation of payment funds and illegal banking activities,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
The offenders, using banking details and settlement accounts of ephemeral firms, provided cash service, cash withdrawals and other financial transactions.
“In cooperation with the regional federal tax service, the police officers established the amount of income received from the illegal banking activities which made about 63 million rubles,” said Irina Volk.
“Operatives seized computer equipment, bank cards, keys to access settlement accounts, checkbooks, documentation confirming the execution of fictitious financial transactions, seals and stamps of various organizations and money,” the official representative of the Agency added.
Investigators of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Smolensk Region initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime stipulated by part 2 of Article 172 and part 1 of Article 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
As a result of the operation, carried out with the participation of the Rosgvardia, four men and three women aged between 26 and 39 were detained. At the moment, remand in custody was selected as the preventive measure against the suspects. The preliminary criminal investigation continues.