97 cases of suspected money laundering reported in July-September 2017
2017 marked an increase in money laundering reporting in Albania.
According to official data reported by prosecutors, 97 suspicious cases were investigated in the third quarter of 2017.
The number of cases has increased compared to the same quarter of 2016, when 89 cases were reported.
For the third quarter of 2015 and 2014, 83 and 73 cases were respectively reported.
An increasing trend of reporting money laundering cases is also seen in cases denounced by banks and notaries.
In the last four years, banks and notaries have reported at least 850 cases of real estate purchase with suspicious funds.
According to official data of the General Directory of Money Laundering Prevention, the cases incolve buying properties with an unknown source of funds.
421 of purchases were reported in 2015, while during 2016, 258 cases were reported.
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