Every criminal case that HSI investigates has a financial nexus. HSI actively pursues financial crime angles in its investigations in order to identify and seize illicit proceeds of crime, and to target financial networks and third-party facilitators that launder and hide illegal financial gains. With significant access to financial and trade data, HSI is uniquely positioned to disrupt the operations of transnational criminal organizations profiting from cross-border crime, seizing hundreds of millions of dollars in currency and assets each year.
HSI’s financial investigations portfolio is extensive, and includes cases involving financial fraud, particularly those involving vulnerable populations; cyber-enabled financial crime and fraud; all forms of money laundering, to include bulk cash smuggling and trade-based money laundering; and international corruption investigations. HSI’s relationships with financial industry partners in banking and money service businesses are a core component of HSI’s financial investigative work, enabling HSI to work hand in hand with the private sector to identify trends, exchange information and facilitate investigations. Additionally, HSI works with domestic and foreign law enforcement organizations, regulatory agencies and non-governmental organizations to enhance cooperation and improve efforts to target illicit financial activity throughout the world. HSI’s established relationships with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Action Task Force; U.S. Department of Justice, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section; the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; and the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group contribute to HSI’s success in the financial crime investigations arena, and enable HSI to provide anti-money laundering assessments, training, best practices and lessons learned in the fight against global money laundering and financial crime.
Combating Financial Crime
Disrupting criminal operations by identifying & seizing illicit proceeds of crime
Collaborating with the financial industry to prevent crime
National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC)
Identifies, investigates & disrupts bulk cash smuggling activities around the world