Russia accused of hindering UK money laundering investigations

Head of National Crime Agency unit says Russian officials will not say if money entering UK is from proceeds of crime Britain is struggling to stop vast amounts of potentially criminal money entering the country because investigators are being hampered by the Russian authorities, the head of the National Crime Agency money laundering unit has said. In an interview with the Guardian, David Little said: “The amount of Russian money coming into the UK is a concern. “One, because of the volume. Two, we don’t know where it is coming from. We don’t have enough cooperation [from the Russian side] to establish that. They won’t tell us whether it comes from the proceeds of crime.” Continue reading...