30 Jun 2010 10:25

Group accused of illegal sale of precious metals detained in Moscow

MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - Officers of law enforcement services have detained members of a Moscow-based organized group suspected of illegally selling precious metals.

"Officers of the economic security department together with the Russian FSB (Federal Security Service) branch for Moscow and the Moscow region have dismantled the activities of an organized group the members of which are suspected of illegal operations with refined precious metals (gold and silver) using VAT evasion schemes," the economic security department said on its website on Wednesday.

The group