“A resident of Kaliningrad applied to the duty-unit of the MIA of Russia Linear Division at the Vnukovo Airport. The man said that he had been carrying a large sum of money to his hometown - over 210 thousand US dollars. While waiting for a flight, an acquaintance who was flying with him fraudulently got hold of his bag with the money and disappeared in an unknown direction,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
“As a result of hot-on-the-trail operational-search activities, the suspect was detained at the international bus station in Moscow, while trying to leave the capital by bus. He turned out to be a 26-year-old resident of the Irkutsk Region, who confessed to committing the offense. During a personal examination, the applicant's bag was seized from him,” Irina Volk said.
A criminal case was initiated against the detainee by the investigative body of the MIA of Russia Linear Division at the Vnukovo Airport on the grounds of a crime provided for by part 4 of Article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code. Placement to custody was selected by court as the preventive measure for the suspect.
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