Issue 24 | August 24, 2011
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Tracing dirty money - an expert on the trail

11 August 2011 - More than one trillion dollars: this is the staggering amount of money probably laundered annually in recent years, says Pierre Lapaque, chief of the section dealing with organized crime and money-laundering at UNODC. In 1998, the International Monetary Fund estimated this figure to be the equivalent of between two and five per cent of global GDP. UNODC considers that such a range remains plausible today. "We cannot separate drug money from crime money - it's all dirty money," explains Lapaque.[Read More]



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