MEDIUM

1. SUSPICIOUS WEALTH

Transparency International has identified £4.4 billion worth of property in the UK bought with suspicious wealth.1 What new power has been introduced to help law enforcement target suspected corrupt wealth?

  • Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)
  • Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO)

2. DARK WEB

The sale of illegal goods is estimated by the UNODC to value 7 percent of the world's exports of merchandise.2 Which dark web marketplace considered one of the largest global websites for illicit sales of drugs, firearms and stolen financial data3 was shut down in July 2017?

  • Pirate Bay
  • Alpha Bay

3. WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Anti-money laundering techniques are now being applied to help combat wildlife trafficking with wildlife crime included for the first time at the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Conference. According to the WWF,4 which endangered animal is the most trafficked?

  • Pangolin
  • Turtle

4. DRUG TRAFFICKING

Pablo Escobar was so successful at drug trafficking, his money launderers couldn’t keep up with his criminal gains. According to his chief accountant5 how much of his money would be damaged by water, lost or eaten by rats (amounting to over $2 billion per year at the height of his power)?

  • 10%
  • 30%

5. DETECTION

Which small pacific island with only 13,000 inhabitants is alleged to have laundered over £50bn through chartered banks in 1998 on behalf of Russian criminal gangs?6

  • Nauru
  • Tuvalu

The ‘Money Laundering Exposed’ Initiative

If the UK is to effectively combat the flow of illicit funds, frank and open conversations with those on the frontline are required. LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is creating a platform for these discussions to take place and be shared, through its latest insight initiative – Money Laundering Exposed.

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