Australia: Couple caught up in dodgy ‘cuckoo smurfing’ money laundering scheme

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NOVEMBER 6 2018

For years, Malaysian couple Ganesh Kalimuthu and his wife Macquelene Patricia have been under scrutiny after being caught up in a bizarre money laundering scheme known as “cuckoo smurfing”.

The colourful term refers to dodgy foreign money transfer businesses swapping “clean” cash with drug money before depositing it in an innocent client’s bank account.