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Counterfeit money supply chain for terrorists suppressed in Kyrgyzstan

Employees of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan suppressed the channel of supply of counterfeit foreign currency to terrorists. Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to it, the activities of a criminal group that organized a chain on the production, transportation and sale of counterfeit foreign currency for subsequent financing of terrorism, have been suppressed during the counter-terrorist activities.

As reported, citizens, including foreign nationals, were detained in Chui region on January 20, who carried imported to Kyrgyzstan from Turkey fake money - $ 56,000.

A criminal case was opened on the grounds of a crime under Article 198 (manufacture, storage or sale of counterfeit money or securities by a group of persons by prior agreement) of the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan. 

 The detainees were placed in temporary detention facility of the State Committee for National Security. 

Investigation found out that the currency was of high quality and was imported from Turkey. According to the operative data, the citizens of Kyrgyzstan living currently in Istanbul Mansur Suvanov (1970) and Ilyas Sabirov (1978) are involved in its production and imports for the purpose of sale and transit to the third countries. The last was earlier declared internationally wanted by Interpol on charges of complicity in the terrorist attack on August 30, 2016 on the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

National security agencies continue investigative and operational activities to identify and bring to justice all those involved in this crime.