Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 28
Three criminal groups engaged in illicit trafficking of currency amounting to tens of millions of dollars were identified in a special operation carried out by Azerbaijan’s State Security Service, the Security Service said a message Dec. 28.
A criminal case was initiated as the Security Service received information about currency manipulations and activity of an alternative currency market, also referred to as the "black market", the message said.
Illegal actions of three criminal groups were exposed and suppressed as a result of the conducted investigation.
Each of the groups made large profits from illegal entrepreneurial activities involving the illegal purchase and sale of foreign currency amounting to tens of millions of dollars.