29 Jun 2020

IFFs and money laundering / Mobile money and organised crime in Africa

The criminal exploitation of mobile money services is evident in a range of organised crime types.

The development of mobile money services in Africa offer criminals a substantial opportunity to utilize these services to target victims in a variety of crimes as well as to further enable other forms of criminality. This rapid service development combined with criminal opportunities represents a security issue of interest to all member countries in Africa and poses a significant challenge to law enforcement agencies in member countries.

The assessment may ultimately help law enforcement in the appropriate targeting and disruption of transnational organised crime groups, and elicit law enforcement cooperation between countries to effectively fight the threat from criminality facilitated by mobile money services in Africa


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