Kazakhstan, Astana, August 1 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /
The Committee for Financial Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan has received 360 reports on terrorism financing since the beginning of the year, the committee chairman Mussiraly Utebaev said at a briefing on Thursday.
Over 700,000 reports have been received from the subjects of financial monitoring on transactions with money or other property since the beginning of the year. Of these, 560,000 reports are threshold reports, more than 130,000 - suspicious and about 360 - on terrorism financing. After careful processing and analysis of reports, 126 materials were transferred to corresponding state and law enforcement agencies in accordance with their competence for further decision-making," Utebaev said.
According to him, the committee is Kazakhstan's financial intelligence unit (FIU), and interaction with such units of other states and international organizations is necessary for complete functioning of any department.
"The committee has selected about 100 operations on requests since the year's start, of which over 50 requests were sent to foreign financial intelligence units and about 40 requests received from foreign financial intelligence units," the head of the department said.
He added that the committee has signed memoranda of cooperation with FIUs of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, UAE, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan.
As reported earlier, Kazakhstan's financial police have prevented activities of 16 companies involved in the financing of radical religious movements over six months in 2013. 68 criminal cases were initiated against supporters of extremism and terrorism.