RENEWED LA LÍNEA INVESTIGATIONS FURTHER IMPLICATE GUATEMALA OFFICIALS

On 14 August, an article from Insight Crime reported that an investigation into one of the country’s most notorious customs fraud networks, showing that even some 5 years after the La Línea case started, new revelations of corruption continue to emerge. It says that 6 current and former customs officials, among other individuals, linked to a notorious fraud network known as “La Línea”, have been arrested.  The original multimillion-dollar corruption scheme involving former President Otto Pérez Molina was revealed in 2015.  The new investigation alleges that customs officials responsible for verifying imports at one of Guatemala’s busiest ports collected cash bribes in exchange for lowering taxes on imported goods.

https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/la-linea-guatemala-officials/

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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