OREANDA-NEWS. In Russia, the first criminal case has been initiated related to the embezzlement of money and property of a cryptocurrency exchange. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk, reports TASS.

The case was initiated under Part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Assignment or embezzlement”). As a result of operational-search activities carried out by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service and Rosfinmonitoring, a suspect in the crime was detained, he was found in a hotel at a private airfield in the Serpukhov city district of the Moscow region.

It is noted that the man had two travel suitcases with banknotes worth more than 190 million rubles. Law enforcement officers also searched his house and the houses of alleged accomplices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yalta.

More than 50 million rubles, $1 million, €70,000, expensive computer equipment, hardware crypto wallets, luxury items and documents of probative value were seized, Volkova said.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the suspect turned out to be one of the actual owners of the online trading platform, where digital financial assets could be bought, sold or exchanged for real money. The figurant was arrested, his accounts were also seized.

Earlier it was reported that crime boss Dingo was arrested in the case of embezzlement of 37 million rubles during the exchange of currencies.