The recent incident in the search operation for Ruja Ignatova, one of the founders of the infamously crypto pyramid Onecoin, has taken place in Greece.
The nation is thought to be the last place she toured before going missing nearly 5 years ago.
Ignatova, nicknamed the ‘Cryptoqueen,’ has been missing since October 25, 2017, when she boarded a Ryanair flight bound for Athens in Sofia, Bulgaria.
FBI, Europol, and Interpol are all looking for her.
The FBI has charged a man with stealing at least $4 billion from traders in a bogus cryptocurrency venture.
The newspaper Kathimerini revealed this week, citing evidence from the Hellenic Police (EL.AS.), that Greek officials got intelligence, both domestically acquired and from oversea, implying that Cryptoqueen was in Greece and meeting with particular people.
EL.AS. initiated a special activity to apprehend her only a month ago.
Notwithstanding the extensive search, researchers were incapable to verify the data they had and apprehend her, according to the foremost Greek daily.
When the FBI added Ignatova to its “wanted roster”, it stated that she may be traveling on a forged passport and may have visited Russia, Greece, UAE, Bulgaria, Germany, and Eastern Europe where she has established contacts.
According to Kathimerini’s police officials, a dozen nations are now collaborating to find her current location, actively trading case-related materials.
The investigation is still ongoing, and police officials are ramping up attempts to stiffen the noose around the Ignatova.