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14:35 / 25.06.2019 364

Illegal circulation of foreign currency grows in Uzbekistan

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Prosecutor General’s Office, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has taken comprehensive measures to organize operational investigative actions to solve economic crimes, the press service of the PGO said.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, as a result of the measures taken, 312 facts of illegal circulation of foreign currency were revealed, which is 66.8% more than in 2018 (187).

In addition, from the beginning of the year more than $2 million, 3.2 billion soums and other foreign currency equivalent - 435 million soums were withdrawn from illegal circulation.

It should be noted that the main focus was placed not on the fight against currency traders, but on the development of the banking and financial sector in the country.