AUSTRAC information was the catalyst for a law enforcement investigation into the unexplained wealth of two entities. The subjects of the proactive AUSTRAC referral were a married couple identified as moving large and unexplained amounts of cash domestically as well as sending funds offshore. Law enforcement enquiries revealed the total funds available to the couple from unknown sources approximated AUD4.1 million. The investigation ultimately resulted in the forfeiture of bank accounts and property to the Commonwealth valued at approximately AUD2.4 million.
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