Australian Financial Review on 4th June reported that the Commonwealth Bank has settled its proceedings with AUSTRAC over AML failings for $702.5 million to settle the matter and agreed to new breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Act taking the total number of admitted contraventions to 53,750. AUSTRAC took the bank to court in August 2017 over claims its intelligent deposit machines (IDM) had been exploited by criminals and terrorists. As part of the settlement, CBA has admitted the late filing of 53,506 SAR, inadequate risk assessments of the IDM at the centre of the allegations, and that 149 SAR were filed late or not filed at all. Commonwealth Bank has been told to speed up its overhaul of risk management systems and pursue a perfect record of compliance
The Express Tribune in Pakistan on 4th June reported that, despite a ban on hunting, more than 100 big game animals have been illegally hunted and their carcasses smuggled to Western countries from Pakistan over the past few years through a company linked to the family of a former senior provincial minister using fake certificates. The issue surfaced in April when the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) detained consignments of hunting trophies which had been allegedly illegally exported from Karachi by Indus Safari Pvt (Ltd).