Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I would like to know the number of crimes investigated by your organisation that involve money laundering, over the last two calendar years, broken down by year 2019 and 2018 please.
If possible, please provide please notes/free text/MO detail on the nature of the incident
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
To provide a response to this submission searches were carried out for the following MO codes on the central database:
Offence Code Offence Description
038/00 Money laundering
038/04 Failure to disclose; another person involved in money laundering - regulated sector
038/05 Failure to disclose; another person involved in money laundering - nominated officer in the regulated field
038/06 Failure to disclose; another person involved in money laundering - other nominated officers in the regulated field
093/52 Failure to disclose knowledge or suspicion of money laundering
095/76 Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 Sec 86 87 (2) (a) (b) 88 (1) (3)
To note – we are interpreting ‘notes/free text/MO detail on the nature of the incident’ to be asking for the generic MO recorded when the crime was reported.
1x 2018 - Offender launders money from proceeds of drug deals.
1 x 2019 - Offender launders money from proceeds of drug deals