Criminals frequently use trade-based fraud and shell and front companies to launder proceeds from environmental crime according to a new report to be published today by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

At the end of its annual plenary session last week, the FATF announced its serious intention to sharpen its focus on environmental crime, and the report is expected to shed light on what actions the task force will instigate or encourage to tackle this type of criminality.

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