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Clients of Russian banks increasingly began to buy foreign currency in large amounts for illegal purposes: for the supply of underground heat exchangers or money laundering, says the letter of the Central Bank, excerpts of which leads the family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
The controller was able to identify a suspicious trend: the same individuals on a regular basis buy large sums of foreign currency in banks. The size of the operations, as a rule, is not below 100 thousand dollars. Their aim is not speculation on the difference in rates, as after-acquired currency is not sold.
According to the Bank, such fraud in both small and large banks. In his letter, the regulator warns of a credit institution about the dangers of such transactions. In the future, bought foreign money can get into the illegal exchangers or unscrupulous businessmen who require cash for money laundering, tax evasion or bribery.
The Central Bank promises to take against banks that violated action up to revocation of licenses. Thus, according to him, in the recent past the market was a special credit institution specialized in such operations. They supplied the businessmen with large sums of cash, but because of the actions of the regulator “cleaning up” of the market were forced to stop the activity.
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