RELEVANT ACTIVITY CARRIED OUT:
Compliance review carried out in 2020
DETAILS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURE IMPOSED:
Administrative Penalty of €279,756, a Reprimand and a Follow-up Directive in terms of Regulation 21 of
the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR).
Poland and Spain take down gang hiding drugs worth millions in fruit and veg crates
In yet another victory on the war on drugs, law enforcement in Spain and Poland have taken down with Europol’s support an international drug trafficking organisation suspected of bringing into Poland vast amounts of drugs hidden in lorries of fruit and vegetables. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized over 260 kilos of marijuana, amphetamine and cocaine with a total street value of EUR 2 925 400.
VIRTUAL ASSETS (VA) AND VIRTUAL ASSET SERVICE PROVIDERS (VASP) NETWORK
The APG has recently launched the APG Virtual Asset (VA) and Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) Network for public sector representatives of APG members and observers to share information on challenges, enforcement activities, experiences and policy developments relating to VAs and VASPs. The Network will also facilitate discussions on relevant policies and papers issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concerning VAs and VASPs and any technical assistance requested by APG members relating to the implementation of Recommendation 15.