U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations Division in sponsoring the eighth annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference Aug. 11-14 in Washington, D.C.
This conference focused on current money laundering trends and successful investigations, as well as lessons learned from successful operations. In addition to promoting anti-money laundering efforts, the conference allowed law enforcement personnel to establish working relationships with industry partners.
"The conference was a great opportunity for HSI to share and receive knowledge on combating money laundering networks that criminals use to move illicit funds," said Mark Witzal, deputy assistant director for the Financial Narcotics and Special Operations Division. "We are committed to participating in events like these that help strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system."
HSI uses its financial investigations to beat criminals at their trade. By following money trails, HSI can identify and dismantle international criminal networks – ultimately seizing their proceeds and related assets.