On 30 May, the Brussels Times reported that the yet unpublished report from the country’s FIU reveals that while the flow of money from traffic in cocaine alone is estimated at €30 billion in a year, the CIF was only able to send cases worth an estimated €11.5 million through to the courts.  It reported a total of €1.538 billion in suspected transactions last year to the justice system, roughly in line with past years, and 1,065 cases reported to prosecutors.  It also says that €11.5 million of suspect money was connected to the drugs trade – spread among 127 cases – an average of about €90,500 a case, compared to €311 million from serious tax fraud, €299 million from illegal arms and €228 million from social fraud.




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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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