On 31 January, CTV reported that Canada’s financial intelligence agency, FINTRAC, is stepping up the fight against the illicit wildlife trade by taking aim at the criminals who reap big profits from the global racket.  It is encouraging banks and other enterprises to be on the lookout for tell-tale signs that business dealings could involve the illegal trafficking of animals and exotic plants.  Fintrac has published a new operational alert aimed at gleaning useful intelligence to combat a major international crime that generates approximately US$20 billion in annual proceeds.

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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