Seven cases of illegal withdrawal of capital from the country are being investigated in Kazakhstan, Chairperson of the Financial Monitoring Agency Zhanat Elimanov reported to the President today. Arrests were made in the amount of US$28 million, he added. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev highlighted the importance of the actions of the agency to counter the legalization of proceeds from crime and reduce the shadow economy. He instructed Zhanat Elimanov to ensure strict compliance with the law in all criminal cases under investigation in relation to business.
In general, according to Zhanat Elimanov, since the beginning of 2022, the Financial Monitoring Agency has initiated 552 criminal cases, more than half of which are for serious and grave crimes. 14 pre-trial investigations were launched into the creation of an organized criminal group. The amount of damage caused to the country totaled 62 billion tenge (US$135.5 million).
Translation by Saniya Sakenova
Editing by Saule Mukhamejanova