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Individuals arrested in Tashkent region for issuing counterfeit money worth more than 200 million soums

In the Tashkent region, fraudsters were detained while selling counterfeit 100,000 soum banknotes worth a total of 50 million soums for 5 million soums. It was revealed that they had previously issued counterfeit 100,000 soum banknotes worth 210 million soums.

Photo: Department for Combating Economic Crimes

Officers of the Tashkent Regional SSS Department and the Territorial Department for Combating Economic Crimes detained individuals engaged in counterfeiting money. The SSS press service reported about this.

Reportedly, S.Sh., a 33-year-old resident of Almalyk, was caught with material evidence while selling counterfeit 100,000 soum banknotes worth a total of 50 million soums for 5 million soums.

Also, it was found out that there were counterfeit 100 thousand soum banknotes in the amount of 2 million 600 thousand soums at his residence address. They were registered in the procedural order.

During the initial investigation, it was identified that 22-year-old U.M., a resident of Almalyk city, and 20-year-old M.S., a resident of Pskent district, prepared the counterfeit money using computer and color printer. These wrongdoers were also arrested.

Prior to their detention, they had already circulated counterfeit 100,000 soum banknotes totaling 210 million soums.

According to the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the PGO, criminal proceedings have been instituted against them under Article 176 of the Criminal Code (production of counterfeit money, excise stamps or securities). Currently, an investigation is underway.

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