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Binance partners with Taiwan authorities in $6.2M money laundering crackdown

The suspects in the case were involved in sophisticated money laundering activities using virtual assets.

Binance partners with Taiwan authorities in $6.2M money laundering crackdown

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Binance’s Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) department has recently joined forces with Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau and the Taipei District Prosecutors Office to take down an NT$200 million ($6.2 million) money laundering operation, said Binance in a press release published today.

As reported, the suspects in the case were involved in sophisticated money laundering activities using virtual assets. They created false customer conversation records, remittance proofs, and forged identity verification data to mask their illegal operations and appear legitimate.

Binance responded swiftly to the authorities’ request, setting up an online meeting with investigators and prosecutors. The FCC team at Binance offered expert recommendations derived from their analysis of crypto flows, aiding in identifying suspects.

Prosecutor Lo Wei-yuan charged nine individuals with aggravated fraud, Money Laundering Control Act breaches, and organized crime prevention laws.

According to Binance, the case highlights the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in tackling financial crimes. Binance’s ongoing commitment to user protection and collaboration with law enforcement agencies worldwide continues to play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the digital asset ecosystem.

Binance has a history of assisting with similar law enforcement actions in other countries, including the Netherlands and India.

Binance’s collaboration with the Taiwanese authorities shows a growing trend of public-private collaborations to combat financial crimes, particularly those involving digital assets.

Tether, the world’s leading stablecoin issuer, has consistently collaborated with global regulators in numerous money laundering crackdowns.

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