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Ex-FCA Chair: UK Regulator Faced ‘Political Pressure’ to Welcome Crypto Firms

The FCA allegedly came under “political pressure” to approve crypto firms that now face criminal investigations overseas, according to its former chair Charles Randell...
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Singapore money laundering case snowballs further to over S$2.4 billion in assets seized or frozen

A massive, transnational money laundering case that surfaced in Singapore has further swelled to now involve over S$2.4 billion (US$1.8 billion) in seized or frozen assets. This more than doubles the original S$1 billion in total value of luxury cars, houses, cash...
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109 Telecom Fraud Suspects Deported From Myanmar To China

A group of 109 Chinese nationals allegedly involved in a telecom fraud operation in northern Myanmar were handed over to Chinese police on Saturday, Chinese state media reported, the latest in a series of publicized deportations of criminals from...
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Trafficking rings import chemists to teach ‘cooks’ how to disguise cocaine

International cartels are increasingly using sophisticated systems run by specialists in hiding narcotics, who are capable of impregnating the drug into anything from canned oil to clothing...

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The dark secrets of Switzerland’s largest gold refinery

Swiss precious metal refiner Valcambi continued to import gold from precious metal dealer and refiner Kaloti after 2019, according to an investigation by Swiss public broadcaster RTS. The Dubai-based company has been accused of money laundering and trading in gold...
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Switzerland drafts tighter rules to combat money laundering

Switzerland drafted new rules to tighten perceived cracks in its money laundering regulations, holding lawyers and consultants accountable for reporting risks and stepping up oversight of legal entities, such as trusts...
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PayPal ruling will help India during FATF review of its anti-black money regime

A recent ruling declared American online payment gateway PayPal a 'reporting entity' under the AML law will boost India's efforts to show that its financial systems, currently under a FATF review...
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Washington Post: Son of Colombian president arrested for alleged money laundering

The arrest of the Colombian president’s son also comes weeks after leaked audio messages implicated the president’s chief of staff and his ambassador to Venezuela in possible campaign finance violations.
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OCCRP: Failed Palau Media Deal Reveals Inner Workings of China’s Pacific Influence Effort

A Palauan newspaper publisher entered into a media deal with a company that turned out to have connections to Chinese security services. The deal fell through, but it highlights China’s efforts to influence the Pacific states — including Palau, a U.S. ally and one of the few countries to recognize Taiwan.
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UAE suspends gold refiner on owners’ alleged laundering link

The UAE suspended the accreditation of one of its biggest gold refineries over concerns that its owners had ties to alleged money launderers.
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Fiji Times: 3 mobile phones for money laundering

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Manchester Evening News: Ferrari and £30k cash seized as three arrested following ‘unlicensed medicines’ investigation

Several storage units and beauty shops were also searched and a large number of items relating to unlicensed versions of Botox and fillers seized by officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Paperwork and other evidence were also seized from another address.
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