High risk of money laundering in Greek real estate

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September 4 2019

Drug trafficking in Greece in 2016 is estimated at 200 million euros, while the amount of taxes lost as a result of cigarette smuggling in the same year is put at 431.8 million euros, and illegal migrant trafficking is seen as having led to gains of 367 million euros for the smugglers.

Along with corruption, robberies, financial crimes and tax violations, these criminal activities are associated with the collateral crime of money laundering, according to the conclusions of Greek authorities cited in the report of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) against money laundering and terrorism funding published on Tuesday.