Money Laundering, 178 Cases Reported in 6-Months
Albanian Daily News
Published August 2, 2017
The General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering (GDPML) has referred to the prosecution at least 178 suspicious cases in the first half of the year. The recent data show that a sum of EUR 3.8 Million has been sequestrated in 31 suspicious cases of money laundering.
In at least 91% of the cases the reporting subjects are those who are legally obliged to do so, starting with the banks, notaries, currency exchange agencies, and money transfer agencies.
According to the department responsible for money laundering prevention this fact indicates an increase of efficiency in the country's preventive system.
The sum of money placed under preventive sequestration during this semester due to the suspicious origin is significantly lower than that of the previous year.
A total sum of EUR 29 Million on suspicion of deriving from illicit activities was sequestrated GDPML during 2016.