EMMA nets 178 mules

This article reports a Europol-coordinated money laundering investigation resulting in 580 suspects identified, 380 interviewed, and 178 arrests of “mules” — individuals who assist criminal groups in moving money between banks. These mules often respond to adverts for “money transfer agents” and sometimes are unaware that their actions are illegal and connected to organized crime. This was the second European Money Mule Action (EMMA) operation in 2016.

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