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Scheme of transfer of money to occupied Crimea exposed in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

In order to withdraw cash, the scheme participants converted it into bitcoin
18:23, 22 October 2021

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A scheme of money transfers to the occupied Crimea has been exposed in Kyiv, the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine reports.

"Illegal non-bank mechanism of money transfers is revealed. That office was located in Kyiv, and the main specialization were illegal transfera of funds from/to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," the statement reads.

The organizers of the scheme were a group of people from Kyiv and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The malefactors used the payment systems banned in Ukraine (WebMoney, Qiwi, "Mir"), which allowed to avoid taxation and remain beyond the monitoring of relevant institutions.

In order to withdraw cash, the scheme participants converted it into bitcoin. Cash was issued in the offices of criminals in Kyiv and temporarily occupied Sevastopol.

During the search, law enforcement officers confiscated more than 750 thousand US dollars, almost 650 thousand euros and significant funds in domestic currency in the Kyiv office of the perpetrators. The funds were seized.

Related: 400 Ukrainians imprisoned without a crime in Russia, occupied Crimea and Donbas

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