The law-enforcement bodies apprehended a female courier who was delivering money to militants in Chechnya.
As RIA Novosti was told in the Regional Operative Headquarters in charge of control of the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, $180,000 was confiscated from the detained - Madina Atabayeva. As a result of the check it was established that $140,000 out of this sum is false, the Operative Headquarters report says.
Atabayeva confessed that she was to pass this money to the so-called field commander Makhram Saidov.
The head of the Russian Finance Ministry, Anton Siluanov, said that the Americans would suffer additional losses if they impose sanctions on Russia's public debt