The problem of detecting and tackling money laundering has taxed bankers and law enforcement officers for decades according to one of the researchers working on a two-year project examining illicit trade and money laundering risks in free trade zones.

Jonathan Draper, a product strategist at BAE Systems, has taken look at how trade-based money laundering (TBML) adds a new dimension of complexity for financial institutions and law enforcement in an article published on the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) website.

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