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IDENTIFIED: The Top 4 emerging fincrime trends; 1,000 arrested and 11,000 money mules scoped in ‘Operation EMMA’

OPERATION EMMA: Police from 26 countries and several private industry partners joined forces to combat a key facilitator of money laundering: money mules and their recruiters. In June, October and November several operational phases identified 10,759 money mules and 474 recruiters, leading to 1,013 arrests. IMAGE: Europol anti-money laundering poster.

By AML Intelligence Correspondent THE TOP FOUR latest fincrime trends used by money launderers were identified in a major international police operation, codenamed EMMA conducted over three months this year. The international strike against launderers and money mules led to more than 1,000 arrests and the identification of almost 11,000 mules. Led by Dutch police…

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