The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies has motivated many criminals. In Turkey, as in many countries around the world, criminals take advantage of the popularity of cryptocurrencies and steal people's money.
At this point, the latest news came from Antalya.
According to the news of Anadolu Agency, the team that laundered the income they earned from betting and games of chance through cryptocurrency exchanges was arrested.
In the simultaneous “CYBERGÖZ-14” operation against the betting and games of chance criminal organization in 16 provinces based in Antalya, 93 suspects were detained and 30 of them were arrested.
It was stated that the operation took place simultaneously in the provinces of Istanbul, Mersin, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Ankara, Malatya, Hakkari, Adana, Izmir, Konya, Eskişehir, Isparta, Kocaeli, Mardin and Siirt, centered in Antalya.
30 of the 93 suspects who laundered their earnings from betting and games of chance by converting them into crypto assets were arrested.
It was determined that the captured and arrested individuals laundered the income they obtained from betting and games of chance by converting it into various crypto currencies or by buying and selling vehicles, movable and immovable properties with these incomes.
The suspects' movable and immovable assets worth 242 million lira, including 90 cars, 19 villas, 8 plots of land, 2 safe deposit boxes, accounts in cryptocurrency exchanges and banks, 52 bank cards, 141 mobile phones, 35 computers and 86 SIM cards were confiscated. was also stated.
It was determined that the suspects had a transaction volume of 1.5 billion lira in their bank and cryptocurrency accounts.
*This is not investment advice.