Over 1500 money mules identified in worldwide money laundering sting

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December 4 2018

  • 168 arrested, 1 504 money mules and 140 money mule organisers identified as a result of the fourth European Money Mule Action ‘EMMA 4’, a global law enforcement action week tackling the issue of money muling.
  • The action took place over the course of three months (September-November 2018).
  • 30 States took part in EMMA 4, alongside Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation, supported by more than 300 banks.
  • The joint money muling campaign #DontBeAMule kicks off today to alert the public to this crime.