Tagged: fentanyl

FATF Publishes Report on Fentanyl Trade and Money Laundering, Crypto is Part of the Equation

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a report on money laundering from fentanyl and synthetic opioids. The report was co-led by the US and Canada and offers recommendations for countering the illicit drug trade. FATF is a global organization that aims to encourage… Read More

Former US Military Interpreter Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fentanyl, Accepting Crypto Payments

Alaa Mohammed Allawi, a former interpreter for the US military forces, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for selling fentanyl, which resulted in the death of a US marine. Allawi, who previously worked as an Iraqi US interpreter, will be serving his sentence… Read More

Crypto-to-Cash Conversions a “Vulnerability” Authorities Can Exploit, Says ICE Official

An assistant director at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control this week that criminal cryptocurrency-to-cash conversions create a “vulnerability” that law enforcement can exploit. Assistant Director-Domestic Operations ICE, Matthew C. Allen, also told the Senate Committee that… Read More

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