The Novosibirsk Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has launched a probe into a 49-year-old man under Part 1 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of a criminal community) and into three women and seven men under Part 2 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation in a criminal community).
According to the investigation, illegal activities of the members of the criminal community had been carried out in Novosibirsk and Barnaul and construed to the search and engagement of persons interested in uncontrolled currency transactions, as well as the provision of such services to the designated persons for cash remuneration, using forged documents and accounts of commercial organizations. From 2016 to 2019, the members of the illegal community had committed transactions for over 1.3 billion rubles. The money had been withdrawn abroad.
The probe has been launched upon materials of the criminal intelligence and surveillance work of the Novosibirsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service of Russia and the Siberian front-line customs.
At present, eight perpetrators of the probe have been placed into custody; investigators are interrogating suspects and witnesses. A set of investigative actions aimed to establish all circumstances to be proven is being carried out.