Recent analytic work conducted by GIABA and FATF has revealed trends and typologies of how terrorists in West Africa finance their activities. Terrorists finance their activities through trade, non-governmental and charitable organizations, taxation, through criminal activities such as the smuggling of weapons, and drug trafficking. They move their funds through cash couriers, as well as […]

In order to combat a significant source of Taliban funds, the US has undertaken 9 months of airstrikes against opium production sites in Afghanistan. The Taliban is believed to earn hundreds of millions of dollars every year in the opium trade, accounting for approximately 60% of the group’s revenues. According to US sources, to date, […]

There’s a lot going on in this story, so it’s worthwhile going to read it here. In short, the Globe and Mail conducted an investigation into private lending and mortgages in BC’s hot real estate market, and found that some of those mortgages had been financed, in part, by drug traffickers. Those drug traffickers provided […]