ALMATY. KAZINFORM The founders of a financial pyramid have been detained in Almaty, Kazinform reports with reference to Polisia.kz.
These are four natives of China, two of whom have already received Kazakh citizenship in the status of qandas, and two more have a residence permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
“The suspects have been arrested. The main figure is citizen D., born in 1996, placed in a temporary detention facility. The role and degree of participation in the crimes of other members of the group will be established during the investigation. The attackers came up with the following scheme: acting on behalf of the Lazada Group, they posted an ad on the Internet about the possibility of increasing capital and offered citizens to invest in cryptocurrency. There were quite a few naive ones: some invested millions of tenge in a dubious project. In fact, the organizers of the “business”, as established, were not going to pay dividends, they were initially aimed at deceiving the population. The victims began to apply to the district police departments,” said Deputy Head of the Police Department of Almaty city Didar Akhanov.
The suspected officers of the criminal police of the city, as well as the police departments of the Nauryzbay and Almaly districts, were detained in one of the apartments of the Akkent microdistrict. We are talking about three girls and one young man. The oldest member of the group is 26 years old, according to preliminary data, she is the leader, and the youngest member is only 20 years old.
“When inspecting the suspects’ home, the investigative team found and seized over 60 bank cards in different names, four cell phones, SIM cards and laptops. An important detail: five common notebooks with bank card accounts and passwords were also found in the rented apartment. Currently, a complex of operational-search measures is being carried out aimed at identifying and detaining other persons involved in the commission of a number of crimes,” Akhanov summed up.