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Money Laundering: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspicious activity reports have been filed by UK financial institutions in relation to suspected money laundering conducted from Russia since 2006.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The database of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) is operated by the UK Financial Intelligence Unit, in the National Crime Agency (NCA).

It is not possible, without further significant analysis which would incur a disproportionate cost, to determine the number of reports in relation to suspected money laundering from Russia.

The total number of suspicious activity reports filed by sector are listed in the SARs Annual Reports. These are available on the NCA website and the latest report can be found at:

www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/677-sars-annual-report-2015/file.

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