MIA revealed fraud on withdrawal abroad more than a billion rubles
Fraudsters managed to withdraw money through multiple overstatement of the imported goods' cost.
Employees of the MIA GUEBiPK disclosed a criminal scheme by which fraudsters withdrew abroad more than 1 billion rubles in foreign currency.
According to the police, the scammers have concluded foreign trade contracts for the supply of computers and accessories. Then, the fraudsters transferred money to the account of a foreign company through bank details of organizations registered in the Kaliningrad region. The scammers provided to financial institutions documents containing false information about the grounds for transfer. In particular, in the shipping documents (invoices) suspects intentionally pushed up the cost of imported goods by a factor of hundreds.
On the basis of the collected materials the MIA Main Investigation Department in Moscow has opened a criminal case under Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code (Currency Transactions to Transfer Funds to Non-Resident Accounts using forged documents). As part of the case security forces conducted searches and seizures in homes and offices of suspected in Moscow, Moscow and Kaliningrad regions. In addition, the operational-search activities were held in the offices of commercial organizations and financial institutions, allegedly involved in the scheme. Also, in the Kaliningrad region police officers have detained five trucks transporting goods across the Russian border.
At the moment, the suspects are placed under house arrest.