On 23 August, FATF-style regional body APG advised that it had developed a typologies report – ‘Money Laundering Risks and Vulnerabilities Associated with Trans-Pacific Drug Trafficking’.  This was adopted by the APG membership on 28 July and the project was co-led by Tonga and Vanuatu and is the result of an extensive amount of research over the last number of years.

Meanwhile, also on 23 August, APG published the 2021 APG Yearly Typologies Report includes approximately 145 cases received from 15 APG member jurisdictions.

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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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