Russia, Uzbekistan expose channel used to fund terror groups

Other News Materials 27 June 2006 14:27 (UTC +04:00)

(Interfax) - Russia's Federal Security Service, jointly with the Prosecutor General's Office and special services from Uzbekistan and other countries, has exposed an illegal international money transfer scheme used to channel financing to terrorist organizations, reports Trend.

"The channel was run in this country and abroad by a transnational criminal ring comprising citizens of Russia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and China. Thirty-five members, including the ring leader, have been arrested as a result of operations conducted in Moscow and Uzbekistan," the FSB's Public Relations Center told Interfax on Tuesday.