Dirty Money: Cross-Border Money Laundering

Overview

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the lead federal agency responsible for inspecting travelers who seek to smuggle large volumes of cash, called bulk cash, when leaving the country through land ports of entry. It is estimated that criminals smuggle $18 billion to $39 billion a year in bulk cash across the southwest border. This book examines U.S. efforts to stem cross-border money laundering through the use of devices called stored value, such as prepaid cards and the corresponding regulatory gaps that ...

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Overview

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the lead federal agency responsible for inspecting travelers who seek to smuggle large volumes of cash, called bulk cash, when leaving the country through land ports of entry. It is estimated that criminals smuggle $18 billion to $39 billion a year in bulk cash across the southwest border. This book examines U.S. efforts to stem cross-border money laundering through the use of devices called stored value, such as prepaid cards and the corresponding regulatory gaps that may exist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613246634
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
  • Pages: 133
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Challenges Exist in the Federal Government's Effort to Stem Cross-Border Currency Smuggling 1

United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Holds Hearing on Money Laundering and Bulk Cash Smuggling Across the Southwest Border 67

Chapter 3 Opportunities Exist for Strengthening the Federal Government's Efforts to Stem Cross-Border Currency Smuggling 71

United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 4 Testimony of Alan Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Hearing on "Money Laundering and Bulk Cash Smuggling along the Southwest Border" 79

Chapter 5 Statement of Kumar C. Kibble, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Hearing on "Money Laundering and Bulk Cash Smuggling along the Southwest Border" 87

Chapter 6 Statement of Associate Director for Regulatory Policy and Programs, Jamal El-Hindi, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, before the Senate Caucus on international Narcotics Control, Hearing on "Money Laundering and Bulk Cash Smuggling along the Southwest Border" 97

Chapter 7 Money Laundering: An Abridged Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1956 and Related Federal Criminal Law 109

Congressional Research Service

Chapter Sources 119

Index 121

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