08 Aug 2017
Nigerian citizens living in Lithuania laundered money via the state-run Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post), which sacked its CEO Lina Minderiene last Friday, the Financial Crimes Investigation Service (FNTT) confirmed to BNS, cites LETA.
Ruta Andriuskaite, spokeswoman for FNTT, told BNS that the probe into money laundering by the Nigerian citizens involved Lietuvos Pastas. In her words, the authorities cannot rule out that the laundering was possible due to the postal service’s weak money laundering prevention scheme.
“We cannot rule out that the money received form illicit operations were withdrawn at postal offices of Lietuvos Pastas due to possibly weak system of money laundering prevention instruments. The board of Lietuvos Pastas has been notified about the possibly weak laundering prevention and the investigation in connection to the African citizens,” Andriuskaite said.
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