Police in Amazonas, Brazil, to Open Laboratory to Combat Money Laundering

Posted on March 4, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

On March 1, 2013, G1 reported that police in the Brazilian state of Amazonas will implement a laboratory that will function until July to combat money laundering. The measure comes as part of an agreement with the state’s Public Safety Commission and the federal Justice Department, in which 16 different laboratories will be established in 12 different states. The laboratory will cost approximately R$2 million to build. According to Roberto Zaina, coordinator of the laboratory, the operation will investigate the various organs throughout the country responsible for laundering money and installing measures to stop the practice.  Read Article

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