Greek Police Cryptoqueen commit to Catch Onecoin’s ‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova

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Greek police have recently tried to locate Ruja Ignatova, founder of the infamous Onecoin pyramid scheme. According to a leading Greek daily, investigators acted on intelligence, suggesting she was still in the country. Also known as ‘Cryptoqueen,’ Ignatova was last seen boarding a plane to Greece several years ago.

Authorities in Athens Try to Find ‘Missing Cryptoqueen’ Who Flew to Greece 5 Years Ago

Greece has become the scene of the latest episode in the manhunt for Ruja Ignatova, one of the co-founders of the notorious crypto pyramid Onecoin. The country is believed to be the last destination she visited before her disappearance almost five years ago.

Ignatova, dubbed the ‘Cryptoqueen,’ has been missing since Oct. 25, 2017 when she took a Ryanair flight bound for Athens in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. She is now wanted by Interpol, Europol and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for misappropriating at least $4 billion from investors in the fake cryptocurrency project.

Quoting sources from the Hellenic Police (EL.AS.), the newspaper Kathimerini reported this week that Greek authorities received intelligence, both locally obtained and from abroad, indicating that Ignatova was in Greece and holding meetings with specific persons.

Less than a month ago, EL.AS. launched a special operation to detain her. However, despite the active search efforts, investigators were unable to confirm the information they had and catch her, the leading Greek daily revealed.

When the FBI added Ignatova to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, the agency said she may be travelling on a fraudulent passport and may have visited the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Greece, and Eastern Europe, where she has known connections.

Kathimerini’s police sources noted that a dozen countries are now working closely to pinpoint her whereabouts, actively exchanging materials related to the case. The investigation continues with full force, and in fact, law enforcement authorities are stepping up efforts to tighten the noose around the Cryptoqueen.