Tivat: George Cottrell's cryptomat was found in the "Prive" salon

The Kotor Prosecutor's Office did not give the inspectors an order to confiscate the items they found during the search

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Tivat (illustration), Photo: Siniša Luković
Tivat (illustration), Photo: Siniša Luković
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Members of the Department for Suppression of Economic Crime today searched the "Prive" salon in Tivat and found George Cottrell's crypto machine, "Vijesti" was told from the security sector.

According to the same information, the Kotor Prosecutor's Office did not give the inspectors an order to confiscate the items they found during the search.

"Everything that was found in that salon was documented and photographed," said the interlocutor of "Vijesti".

The Minister of Finance, Aleksandar Damjanović, said after yesterday's session of the National Security Council that the illegal crypto machine in Tivat is connected to George Cottrell.

"We have been informed that there is a crypto machine in the municipality of Tivat that is used for the trading of cryptocurrencies. We know that there is no legal basis for the trading of cryptocurrencies in Montenegro and that everything related to possible trade through that machine is illegal. Detailed control and supervision of that platform in Tivat, to determine when it was installed, who used it, etc.," he said at the press conference yesterday.

Cottrell, whom the leader of the Movement for Change (PzP) Nebojša Medojević identified as one of the financiers of the Europe Now Movement (PES), and the Minister of Finance Aleksandar Damjanović said that he was connected to an illegal crypto machine in Tivat, was politically active in Britain, especially in Brexit time.

Cottrell was one of the advisors of Nigel Farage, a former British and European Member of Parliament and one of the most vocal proponents of Great Britain's exit from the European Union, and was in charge of raising money for UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), until he was arrested in the United States of America States.

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