Latvia: 25 countries to jointly probe ABLV’s possible part in money laundering

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September 4 2019
A working group has been set up involving 25 countries to analyze participation of the to-be-liquidated ABLV Bank in possible money laundering schemes, said the Financial Intelligence Unit’s head Ilze Znotiņa in comments to the LETA newswire.

She said that ongoing work on inspecting the list of ABLV Bank’s creditors and account holders is very successful.

“We have received all historical data and working to assess ties of the existing customers with historical customers, historical transactions and are working proactively to suspend money if we see that its origin is not legitimate. We are also carefully assessing participation of the bank’s employees and other related parties in different illegal activities, including money laundering,” said Znotiņa.