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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up 14-18 Nov- 22

Friday again after a fantastic week across the Acuminor offices, and we a slowly moving into the winter season. As often, we have sifted through a wide arrange of reporting across the globe. Here are some of the highlights. Starting off in the law enforcement sector.

Europol has reported on their month-long operation during October, The "eComm 2022". The operation saw 19 countries participate in this clampdown on criminal networks using stolen credit card information to order high-value goods from online shops.

Europol- Online shopping fraud- a winter tale that always ends with fraudsters behind bars

Europol and several other authorities have also coordinated Operation OPSON XI targeting food fraud, leading to increased seizures of fake food and beverages across Europe. This annual law enforcement operation aims to remove counterfeit and substandard food and drinks from the market and dismantle the organized crime groups involved.

Europol- Food fraud: about 27 000 tonnes off the shelves

Moving over to the Cryptocurrency sector. There has been a lot of reporting on the collapse of FTX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. FTX's wallets were drained of more than $663 million in various tokens on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and Avalanche. Of this, $477 million is suspected of having been stolen. The blockchain analysis firm Elliptic has been monitoring the matter.

Elliptic Connect- Crypto Regulatory Affairs: Global Regulatory Response to FTX Collapse

TRACE International has released its updated "TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix", which measures business bribery risk in 194 jurisdictions, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

Trace international- Trace Bribery Risk Matrix

Let's, end this round-up with some longer reports. Global Financial Integrity has released a new report titled "Cryptocurrencies: A Financial Crime Risk within Latin America and the Caribbean" analyses the benefits of crypto and the potential risks that may emerge, both for consumer financial protection and financial crime.

Global Financial Integrity - Cryptocurrencies: A Financial Crime Risk within Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Initiative has published a research report investigating illicit trade with pangolin species. The report sets out how the trafficking of the Palawan pangolin has grown over the last two decades.

Global initiative- The trafficking dynamics of the Palawan pangolin

That's all for this week, dear friends and until next time, have a fantastic weekend!