OREANDA-NEWS. A group of financiers engaged in illegal banking activities was detained in Moscow.

The official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Irina Volk, said that they carried out illegal operations to cash out money. For this, dozens of controlled commercial organizations were used, which declared the provision of services in the field of construction and wholesale and retail trade as their main activity. Clients of shadow financiers, on fictitious grounds, transferred money to their accounts, which were then cashed out and returned to customers with a deduction of a fee of 17.5 percent. The income from the criminal business amounted to more than 48 million rubles.

Three residents of the capital were detained. 15 searches were conducted at their places of residence and in the offices they use. Electronic media, bank cards, seals of organizations and documents of evidentiary value were found.

A measure of restraint in the form of a ban on certain actions was chosen for two detainees. From the third, a written undertaking not to leave and proper behavior was taken.