$1.600.000 seized from underground bankers in Dagestan and Moscow
A bank employee was one of the criminal group members.
The police conducted a special operation to capture underground bankers in cooperation with the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported in a press release.
According to the spokeswoman Irina Volk, 14 searches have been conducted in Moscow and Dagestan, with over 100 million rubles ($1.600.000) confiscated.
The criminal group had an estimated income of 10 million rubles, according to law enforcers. There is a bank employee in the criminal group, it is said.
A criminal case was opened against the detainees under Art. 172 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Banking Activity). Seven suspects were charged and had to sign a written undertaking not to leave the place.
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