A resident of the northern Bobojon-Ghafourov district faces a charge of large-scale fraud as he cheated a resident of Vahdat Township for nearly 2.8 million U.S. dollars.

According to the Interior Ministry’s website, a 55-year-old resident of Bobojon-Ghafourov district was detained on August 25 on suspicion of committing a large-scale fraud.  

He reportedly received 2,790,708 U.S. dollars from a 46-year-old resident of Vahdat Township during the period from 2010 to 2014 promising to organize delivery of wheat and wheat flour from Kazakhstan to Tajikistan for further selling.  

Instead of this, his has embezzled the most of the money, says the Interior Ministry’s website.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted and an investigation is under way.