Økokrim notified of suspicious transactions between Norway and Russia

ØkokrimPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB
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The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (Økokrim) has been notified of possible breaches of sanctions and suspicious transfers between Norway and Russia.

Sven Arild Damslora, who heads the Unit for Financial Intelligence in Økokrim, told the newspaper Børsen that after the sanctions that the EU adopted on March 15, and which were introduced in Norwegian law from March 18, it is especially important to be vigilant on suspicious transactions between Norway and Russia.

He did not comment specifically on the recent reports of suspicious transactions between Norway and Russia.

“Basically, there are many of the same characteristics of transactions related to circumvention of sanctions that one sees when it comes to money laundering and transfer of funds arising from the proceeds of crime. There are challenges in finding out who the people behind the transactions actually are,” Damslora said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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