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Over 200 arrests in 31 countries, also in Switzerland

In raids in more than 30 countries and is managed by the investigators according to information from Europol a serious blow against the international money laundering crime. In Switzerland, two people were arrested.

About 200 people had been arrested in connection with a "Money Mule" in 31 countries, told the police authority, Europol, on Wednesday.

a Total of 175 persons had been identified in Switzerland in connection with money laundering, said Anne-Florence Débois, spokeswoman for the Federal office of police (Fedpol), at the request of the news Agency Keystone-SDA. Including 78 persons who had recruited an additional.

loss of 12.9 million euros, prevented

The Fedpol took over the action, the coordination between the cantons and Europol. In Switzerland the cantons of Vaud, Zurich, Aargau, and Basel, were affected, said the spokesperson.

As it is called on, instead, it was used in the period between September and November in Europe, the USA and Australia. Over 1000 studies had been opened. With the help of more than 650 banks and 17 other financial institutions, 7520, fraudsters had been revealed of transactions. Thus, losses in the amount of 12.9 million Euro could be prevented, according to Europol.

"Money Mule" goes to a company or Person via the Internet to a third party, in order that this is as a "pack mule" or "Money Mule" and money abroad transfers. (Dec/sda)

Created: 04.12.2019, 12:10 PM

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