[size=36]Government newspaper: $ 35 billion the volume of Syrian money smuggled to only four countries[/size]
According to the newspaper "Tishrin" Syrian government that the rate of money smuggling from the country rose during the war years, and recorded rates not seen in Syria.
Estimates of what was announced in only four countries were equivalent to $ 35 billion.
The paper quoted judicial sources that 96 cases of smuggling of money were registered before the courts last year, while the first half of this year recorded 15 lawsuits.
The financial judge in Damascus, Ahmed Bellok told the newspaper that the value of money smuggled in some cases ranging from 200 million to 300 million pounds, while the head of the Central Agency for Financial Supervision Mohammed Barq said that 12 decisions were issued in the first half of this year.
Economic researcher Rasha Seroub said that "it is difficult to make estimates of the volume of capital outside Syria, especially since a large part of it was deposited in banking bodies subject to banking secrecy."
"Some figures can be investigated when they are invested," she said. "Some of the countries to which the Syrians and their money went, such as Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
The newspaper quoted Serope that the investments of Syrian businessmen and venture capitalists in Egypt since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, estimated at 23 billion dollars.
In Jordan, the total capital of Syrian companies registered with the Jordanian Companies Control Department exceeded 310 million dollars for more than 4,000 companies. In Turkey, the investments of Syrians amounted to 1.5 billion dollars, and the number of Syrian companies exceeded 7,500 companies and created nearly 100,000 jobs.
In Lebanon, most of the money was concentrated in the form of deposits rather than investments, and Syrian deposits in Lebanese banks are estimated at $ 10 billion in new deposits during the war.
Serope adds that 2012 was the year during which the largest amount of Syrian money was released, while the years 2013-2016 saw some stability, and the value of the smuggled funds to rise again and clearly in 2017.
"Given the estimates of the shadow economy, We will find that the money coming out of Syria far exceeds