900 kilos of cannabis seized. At least 13 million euros laundered. 24 interpellations. Named "Babel", the case is one of the best shots made in recent months by the police of the Central Office for the Suppression of Financial Crime (OCRGDF). From Dijon to Orleans, via Aubervilliers and Bordeaux, French investigators dismantled in 2017 and 2018 a vast and complex money laundering network. The latter, as written Point, highlighted in particular the role of Chinatown of Aubervilliers. UHalf a dozen Chinese traders were arrested in May 2018 by the OCRGDF. They are suspected of having sold large quantities of textiles to a saraf Moroccan (arrested him in May 2017), that is to say, an occult banker who is responsible for laundering money from the trafficking of cannabis.
The procedure uncovered by the French police is similar to those observed in recent years in other cases, such as "Virus" whose trial was held in 2018. It has highlighted a sprawling system that has mixed drug traffickers, Chinese traders, siblings of Moroccan origin, Elmaleh including one of the brothers worked for HSBC Bank in Geneva and tax exiles. An XXL washing machine that has bleached nearly a billion euros through several ingenious systems. One of them was based on the Chinatown Aubervilliers where several textile wholesalers recycled their drug money in their business. The traffickers then recovered their "due" in Morocco where they benefited from the complicity of Moroccan industrialists who "made up" the fraud via import / export operations with Chinese wholesalers. Another option envisaged by the money launderers is that Chinese traders make a transfer to an account in China, which then emerge as cash for the benefit of Moroccan traffickers.
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In 2015, the "Yellow Fever" affair also focused on these mechanisms. Police officers who had Moroccan drug traffickers in their sights very quickly became interested in Aubervilliers Chinatown, which was used to launder drug money. After several searches against a Fifteen companies ready-to-wear installed in the "Chinese path", they discovered a compensation mechanism similar to the case "Virus", relying more on a system of coded messages. Each remittance, between 30,000 and 150,000 euros, was accompanied by a code, a series of letters and numbers. As mentioned in particular The Sunday Diary, The commission was about 5% for Chinese wholesalers who thus played a role of banker. If "friends" of the drug traffickers came to their homes with the code in question, the Chinese wholesalers had to give him some money in cash. The compensation is done later between the Chinese wholesalers and Moroccan traders accomplices of the traffickers.
"Viruses", "Yellow fever", "Babel", in recent years these cases of money laundering of drugs with the complicity of Chinese wholesalers have multiplied. "They explode and are quite complex to apprehend because the traffickers are more and more discreet and the Chinese networks are very difficult to grasp and to infiltrate", observes a French policeman. "It's complicated, abounds another, the last season ofgears was from that point of view very realistic. " The latest installment of the successful creation of Canal +, sold in 105 countries and winner of the Emmy Award for the best foreign series in the United States, has actually offered striking diving in the meanders of the "Chinese path" of Aubervilliers and bleaching techniques.
Increase in seizures criminal assets
Another case that has given a lot of trouble to the bloodshed of the OCRGDF these last two years: the file "Emporio". This vast network of laundering of drugs resulted in the seizure of 62 kilos of cocaine, 800,000 euros in cash and the arrest of 33 people, 17 of whom were imprisoned. In total, French police officers suspect that they have laundered 72 million euros. "The beneficiaries of this network are in Algeria and Morocco," observes a policeman quoted above.
"Emporio", like "Babel", or before "Virus" and "Yellow Fever", symbolized the rise of OCRGDF in the face of these international money laundering drug networks. "We have acquired a real know-how which allows us today in six months, against more than a year ago, to be able to finish an investigation, considers this same source." However, it is necessary to remain extremely vigilant and to know adapt because fraudsters regularly change their money laundering methods. " Symbol of this hunt, in 2018, the police and the gendarmerie seized 645 million euros to have criminals – of whom 65 million concerning the traffic of drugs – against 540 million euros in 2017.
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