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Sex trafficking and money laundering — the dual dilemma facing both law enforcement and the financial sector

Sex trafficking in the United States has long avoided national focus and significant media attention, despite being a lucrative business for criminal organizations. As a result, the true extent of this criminal activity has remained obscured, but the October 2016 dismantling of a U.S.-Thailand international sex trafficking ring shines the spotlight on the pervasive nature of the problem.

This expert talk discusses the linked crimes of sex trafficking, organized crime and money laundering - a dilemma facing both law enforcement and the financial sector. This gives insight into how the recently dismantled U.S.-Thailand sex trafficking ring operated and the flow of illicit funds.