A man suspected of financing bandit units has been detained in the Nazran district of Ingushetia (the republic in the North Caucasus bordering on Chechnya), RIA Novosti was told on Monday by a spokesman for the provisional press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry in the North Caucasus.
According to the press centre, the day before a 45-year-old inhabitant of the village of Yandari was detained as a result of the joint operation of the Russian Interior Ministry and the Russian Federal Security Service Department for Ingushetia. When searching his house the officers found equipment for printing false currency bonds, bank notes with signs of forgery, ten kilogrammes of platinum dust and drugs.
The spokesman for the press centre said that the operation started after receiving the information from the earlier detained militants. At present, the law enforcement bodies are continuing the investigation. The police are now finding out the purpose and the projected recipient of the financier's false bank notes to.