The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance has blocked more than 211 million pesos from December 2018 to date, linked to the crime of human trafficking.
In a statement, he reported that the amounts blocked amount to 211 million 299 thousand 538 pesos, 77 thousand 401 dollars and a thousand 610 euros.
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According to the UIF, the blockade was in binational collaboration with U.S. authorities, the main destination for trafficking victims, to identify cases linked to money laundering.
With this work, Mexico positioned the issue of the prevention and fight against money laundering resulting from trafficking before the Organization of American States (OAS), and as representative of Mexico, and through the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE), the UIF assumed the vice-presidency of the Group for The Control of Money Laundering (GELAVEX).
At these meetings, the unit noted that the expansion of typologies and perspectives on trafficking-related illicit finance was promoted, with the incorporation of new topics at discussion tables, such as forced labour, child labour exploitation, human trafficking, migrants, organ trafficking, biomedical experimentation, among others.
In July 2020, the FIU joined the UN Blue Heart Campaign against Trafficking in Persons to incorporate better training into its staff, as well as generate products to prevent and detect crime.
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