1 billion rubles withdrawn by criminals  

1 billion rubles withdrawn by criminals

10 people have been detained on suspicion of illegal banking activity.

Police investigators have arrested a criminal group engaged in illegal banking activity, reported Irina Volk, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

According to investigators, starting from April 2015 till June 2016 the criminals would repeatedly withdraw cash illegally. According to the preliminary estimations, the damage from their activities totaled over 1 billion rubles. 10 people involved in the case have already been detained. They were charged under items (a) and (b) of part 2, Article 172 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Banking Activity).

The MIA officers conducted a series of searches in the offices, cash desks, sub-offices of credit institutions as well as in the apartments and cars belonging to the criminals. The investigators found some evidence of the illegal activity: stamps, keys to access Bank Client system, founding documents of shell companies and bankcards.

The withdrawal of funds was reported by credit institutions that found the accounts of legal entities the withdrawals had been done through.

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