Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry have taken comprehensive measures to organize investigations actions to counter economic crimes, the prosecutor office said said.
312 cases of illegal trade of foreign currency were reportedly detected year-to-date, which is by 66.8% more than in 2018 (187).
Over $2 million, 3.2 billion soums and other foreign currency equivalent worth 435 million soums were confiscated from individuals.
The so-called illegal circulation is on the rise due to lack of proper foreign exchange system. Individuals are not able to buy foreign currency from banks, first they have to an open a bank account and have the cash transferred to these accounts, which takes 2 days and is not very handy due to shortage of ATMs across the country.