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$300 Million Crypto-Laundering Ring Busted in China-South Korea Crackdown


Authorities in China have apprehended six individuals involved in a large-scale crypto-laundering operation that facilitated illicit currency exchange between the Chinese yuan (CNY) and the South Korean won (KRW). The announcement, made by local police on Sunday, May 12, revealed that the suspects exploited the decentralized and anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies to carry out their illegal activities.

According to the statement, the criminal group had laundered at least $295 million through cryptocurrencies. The police investigation further uncovered that the suspects utilized local bank accounts to receive and transfer funds, while also engaging in over-the-counter (OTC) crypto transactions.

Law enforcement officials highlighted that such criminal organizations often utilize e-commerce platforms, cross-border e-commerce, and import-export companies as fronts to launder money, emphasizing the prevalent use of cryptocurrencies in these illicit schemes.

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