The Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Hekuran Murati, stated that about 1 million euros have been frozen, which are suspected to be related to the financing of terrorism and money laundering.

Murati said this statement at a press conference, where he stated that the frozen money is suspected to be related to money laundering.

“We have identified some suspicious transfers, where they have been identified since the draw we requested, on May 11. There are other cases where there has been double and irregular payment. We will pursue the wrongdoers to the end. “In the capacity of the chairman of the Board of the Financial Intelligence Unit, a sum of about 1 million euros has been frozen, which is suspected to be related to money laundering and terrorist financing”, said Murati.

Murati further  said that in the case of the theft of 2.1 million euros stolen from the State Treasury that the Prosecution is dealing.

“We have contacted the prosecutor of the case and we have been informed that the return of those vehicles that are blocked will start very soon, while a trial will be held for the rest,” he said.

Murati said other operations have been undertaken to identify contracts without coverage or budget allocation.

“We have also identified some suspicious transfers, some of them have been identified by the draw that has been requested. On May 11 we have a budget organization from which when the reconciliation was requested, then on the 12th we were notified that there was a double payment and we are dealing with this case. We also had whistleblowers where we were told about irregular payments. We have taken legal steps. “This will not be enough only in financial terms, but we will follow them to the end”, he said.

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