Money Laundering

Indian Opposition Leader Protests Against His Own Corruption Probe

Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader of the opposition All India Congress Committee (AICC), on Monday protested against a corruption probe launched by the majority BJP Party that accused Gandhi and his mother of money laundering. The AICC denounced the probe as a “well-planned conspiracy” to destroy BJP’s leading opponents with false charges.

Indian police stop opposition Congress party workers from heading towards Enforcement Directorate's offices during a protest in Mumbai, India, Monday, June 13, 2022. The party workers were protesting against Enforcement Directorate summoning Congress party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for questioning in a money laundering case. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

India Seizes $2.7 Billion of Afghan Heroin Imported via Iran

India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized nearly three tons of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated $2.72 billion on September 15 at Mundra Port in western India’s Gujarat state, Gujarat Special Public Prosecutor Kalpesh Goswami confirmed to Indian media on Tuesday.

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation …

Tensions Rise Between Mexican Border State and Federal Government amid Governor’s Prosecution

Tensions are rising in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas as federal forces work to arrest the governor who claims to have prosecutorial immunity. The governor claims the arrest warrant is political in nature and ordered by Mexico’s president. The tension has led to some talk about Mexico’s federal government pushing to assume control of Tamaulipas and fully remove the elected government.

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Feds: Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Acted as ‘Vehicle for Money Laundering’

The  New York Times reports that federal authorities have brought criminal charges against the owners of one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency trading exchanges, BitMEX, alleging that the Hong Kong-based company was used to launder money and engage in illegal transactions. BitMEX handles a volume of $1.5 billion in crypto trades each day, making it one of the top five cryptocurrency exchanges.

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DOJ: Ohio Man Ran $300 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

An Ohio man has been arrested by federal authorities for running a “Bitcoin mixer” service on the dark web that helped to launder as much as $300 million in Bitcoin. The bitcoin allegedly laundered by the service are now worth $3.5 billion at the current valuation.

A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)