UNODC Money-Laundering Terms

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

In today's global economy, organized crime groups generate huge sums of money by drug trafficking, arms smuggling and financial crime. Criminals who wish to benefit from the proceeds of large-scale crime have to disguise their illegal profits without compromising themselves. This process is known as money laundering. This glossary by the UNODC introduces you to the basic money-laundering terms.

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