FCS said the illegal withdrawal from Russia of $1.6 billion since the beginning of the year
The Federal customs service (FCS) from January to September of 2017, revealed the illegal transfer abroad of $1.6 billion, told RNS the head of Department of trading restrictions, currency and export control of FCS Sergey Shklyaev on the sidelines of the exhibition “Customs service-2017”.
“1.6 billion dollars is the amount of down payments without execution of mutual obligations, that is, it is our assessment that (translated from Russia. — RNS) more than 1 billion US dollars illegally for the first 9 months of 2017. But if we’re talking last year, this sum amounted to 2 billion in 2015, it was 2.5 billion, in 2013 — 6.5 billion U.S. dollars,” said Shklyaev.
He noted that the decline in volume of illegally taken cash from Russia is due to the interaction of the FCS and the Central Bank.
“We have today is the private channel of communication with the Central Bank and under the agreement, we transfer information to each other. From the Central Bank, we receive all statements, foreign exchange operations and the Central Bank received the Declaration for the goods. Through this interaction, we ruled out the possibility of giving fake declarations to the Central Bank for confirmation of illegal currency transactions”, — said Shklyaev.