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Japanese Police Are Reviewing 669 Alleged Money Laundering Cases Tied to Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms.
The Japanese police told the press this week that they are reviewing 669 cases that involve possible money laundering and cryptocurrency exchanges. The cases stem from transactions that took place between April and December of 2017.
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According to the findings, 2017 cases was even fewer compared to year prior. The National Police Agency also explained that suspected money-laundering cases involved with digital currencies have dropped compared to AML/KYC matters found in 2016. Last year there were 400,043 AML/KYC investigations and that metric was 1,048 cases less than the year before.
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