Trade-based money laundering (TBML) has recently become more prevalent across Europe according to the head of Ireland’s Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), detective chief superintendent, Pat Lordan.

Speaking to Irish new channel, The Journal, at the European Anti-Financial Crime Summit in Dublin last week, Lordan said TBML has become a challenge worldwide, while he is particularly concerned about organised criminal groups (OCGs) operating out of west Africa.

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