Asian money laundering organizations are one of the fastest growing financial crime threats in the Western Hemisphere. Their networks are complex, leveraging mirror transactions, front companies, and a variety of actors in multiple jurisdictions to move illicit proceeds for transnational criminal organizations based in Latin America.
In this webinar recording, Sayari’s Senior Latin America Analyst Bjorn Kjelstad discusses how publicly available information can be used to better understand and ultimately target these networks.
Length: 60 Minutes
Credits: 1 CAMS credit, 1 CFCS credit
Common typologies of Asian money laundering organizations operating in Latin America and the U.S.
Asian money laundering organizations operating in the Western Hemisphere use a variety of common money laundering techniques, including mirror transfers, front companies, and trade-based money laundering. In some cases, they’ve proven especially innovative in devising ways to meet a dual demand by both Chinese nationals looking to thwart Chinese foreign currency laws, and Latin America-based criminal organizations seeking to repatriate drug dollars back to their countries of origin.