Rashid Nurgaliyev: Russian, Armenian police to take additional
measures against economic crime
26.06.2010 13:46

Lilit Muradyan

Police in Russia and Armenia should take additional measures to
prevent economic crimes, Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev
said on Saturday.

"Our countries' economies are under the criminal influence, so the
amount of work to be done here is large," Nurgaliyev told a meeting
with the Armenian Police in Yerevan.

Nurgaliyev said the issue is the more important now under the
conditions of the global financial-economic crisis.

He said around 430,000 economic crimes were detected in Russia in
2009. In the first quarter of 2010, the figure had already reached
127,000, he added. In Armenia the number of economic crimes reached
1073, 281 cases were registered in the first half of 2010.

"This direction of police work needs more attention. We should
establish a package of additional measures to effectively protect
economic projects which fall under the criminal influence," he said.

From: A. Papazian