Money Laundering and Penal Offences Related to Them. Mutual Cooperation in the Fight Against Money Laundering

Elena Xhina


For the international community, the fight against money laundering with criminal orgin makes up the major strategic direction of the fight against organized crime. In various theories money laundering is seen as a real danger, as the economy of a state may fall under dependence of criminal organization and illustrations in this sense are not few, among which various countries of Latin America and South East Asia. The phenomenon of money laundering finds specifically suitable space and damages more the states of low economy, states in transition and states with social-political problems and no stability. The danger this type of criminality representes for our country, is big even because of the grave consequences it brings about, hence requireing not only its consideration from the state, but also mutual cooperation with other countries in the fight against this phenomenon. Tracking criminal activity for legalization of monetary means and wealth gained in criminal ways, is both hard and complicated. It requires not only knowledge on the art of tracking, but for the specificness this type of criminality represents, it requires knowledge on the disciplines of economy science and its specific institutes. Involvement in such type of operations, of the experts with economic experience, specifically in the field of circulation of monetary-material means, is as recommendable as much as indispensable, specifically in securing the respective proofs.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2p249

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