On 24 December, KYC 360 reported an article from The Times said that “gangsters, drug dealers and sex traffickers are using money transfer businesses to launder at least £1 billion in cash every year”, the NCA said after a Times investigation. It is said that UK outlets outnumber by 4 to 1 those in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain combined. Intelligence has suggested that about 15% of more than 31,000 outlets are exposed to money laundering from groups involved in human trafficking, importing drugs and other crimes.
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