Rostov: Drug gang laundering money by selling heroin detained by police
In Rostov-on-Don, police officers exposed money laundering when investigating into a criminal case of illegal drug sale.
According to MIA Official Spokesperson Irina Volk, during the investigation of the criminal case on illegal sale of drugs, the police officers found out that the OCC members had been also engaged in money laundering.
It was found out that clients would transfer money to the Qiwi-wallets of the drug dealers, and the received SMS messages with the location of heroin 'caches'. Members of the crime group transferred the money from selling drugs into various bank accounts.
The police detained one of the crime community members when selling drugs. A criminal case under Art. 174 (The Legalization (Laundering) of Funds and Other Property Acquired by Other Persons Illegally) of the Russian Criminal Code has been initiated against the 29-year-old girl. The court has elected custody as a preventive measure for her. The investigation into the criminal case continues.
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