Drugs bribes $49 billion left Russia illegally in 12

Wednesday 20th February, 2013

By Douglas Busvine and Katya Golubkova, Reuters MOSCOW – Nearly $50 billion was transferred out of Russia illegally in 2012 and more than half this sum may have been controlled by a single group of people, the country’s central bank said on Wednesday. Sergei Ignatyev, chairman of the Bank of Russia, was citing the findings of a study that the bank said it would publish later on Wednesday. “You get the impression that they (half the transfers) are all controlled by one well-organized group of people,” Sergei Ignatyev, chairman of the Bank of Russia, told the Vedomosti daily in an interview.Igna…

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