Italian tax police seize 21 money transfers in Brescia

Agencies allegedly laundered three billion euros

Italian tax police seize 21 money transfers in Brescia

(ANSA) – Milan, October 31 – Italian tax police seized 21 money-transfer agencies in the northern Italian town of Brescia on Wednesday amid allegations of money laundering for a total of 3 billion euros. The 21 financial services branches allegedly carried out some 30 million money-transfer operations relating to funds originating from drug trafficking, illegal immigration and clandestine financial activities. Police say the agencies transferred some 10 billion euros between 2010 and 2011, and some 35% of the total originated from criminal activity.

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