Money Laundering in East and Southern Africa: a Preliminary Overview of the Threat

"The report commences with a profile of the definition of money laundering as a distinct crime. It then outlines the strategic importance of money laundering, and discusses laundering patterns within the ESAAMLG region from three distinct, but related perspectives – the internal, incoming and out-flowing. The report makes extensive use of practical instances of money laundering, drawn from the region. It concludes with an attempt to quantify the scale of the threat that the practice presents."