Britain announced the hunt for “dirty” money from Russia


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In the UK, will be formed a special group to combat fraud, corruption and money laundering, Deutsche Welle reports citing the message of the British Treasury.

A group headed by the Finance Minister Philip Hammond and the Minister Sajid Javid. Also with money laundering will fight the representatives of the banks Santander, Lloyds and Barclays.

The task force will be primarily to monitor the financial flows from Russia and the former Soviet republics, Asia and Nigeria. According to estimates of the British Treasury, the total amount of financial crimes in the country annually amounts to 14.4 billion pounds (16.4 billion euros).

Javid said that “corrupt scams, stuffing his pockets with dirty money and leading a luxurious lifestyle at the expense of law-abiding citizens” will fight on all fronts.

The home office plans to allocate the special group of 3.5 million pounds (3.9 million euros) on improving the identification of suspicious transactions in the next two years.

In September last year it was reported that the EU will strengthen the fight against money laundering. In particular, it was stated on the investigation of the origin of more than 30 billion dollars through the Estonian Danske Bank took place in Europe from Russia and CIS countries.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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