Yucatan, underneath a magnifying potion of a Financial Intelligence Unit of a Ministry of Finance

MERIDA Yucatan (Central 9/Megamedia) – The Financial Intelligence Unit of a Ministry of Finance (FIU) perceived countless reports of questionable exchange in a Yucatan banking complement progressing this year that would simulate income laundering practices in a entity.

The UIF annals a reports of questionable financial exchange from all Republic states any month to detect income laundering operations.

These operations are divided into “unusual,” “relevant,” “internal worrying,” due to ubiquitous transfers, operations in dollars, and cashier’s checks.

When these activities accommodate specific characteristics -such as certain forms of activities, amount, bulk of transactions, and form of a holders of a bank accounts- a FIU starts a analogous investigations, some of that finish adult in a restraint frozen of a accounts.

In its “Report of operations reports, Jan 2020”, in possession of Central 9, a Journalistic Investigation Unit of Megamedia Group, a group states that in a box of Yucatan, 1,221 “unusual” operations reports were purebred in a Merida banking system. That month represents an boost of 778.4% concerning a series of reports sent in Jan of a prior year.

According to that report, in a same period, a Yucatan collateral was located as a sixth city in a nation with a top series of “relevant” operations, with 8,906 reports, and in a tenth city with a top series of statements of cashier’s check arising or remuneration operations.

Specialists consulted by Central 9 explain that many of these operations -not all- might indeed be associated to income laundering strategies.

According to a FIU, “unusual” operations are not unchanging with a credentials or activities are famous or announced by a clients of financial institutions or with their common settlement of function in their transactions.

In Jan 2019, a Financial Intelligence Unit perceived usually 139 reports of such operations, though one year later, final January, a figure grew to 1,221, an boost of 778.4%.

After Merida, a plcae with a many “unusual” transaction reports -from 200 to 300 a year- was Progreso. It was followed by Valladolid -between 200 and 300 reports- and a municipalities of Tizimín, Buctzotz, Dzilam Bravo, Dzidzantún, Motul, Tekax, Oxkutzcab, Ticul, Maxcanú, Hunucmá and Izamal, that purebred an normal of 100 reports of “unusual” operations in a duration from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020.

Reports of “unusual” operations in Merida paint 0.9% of a inhabitant total, that places a city in 19th place with some-more reports of this form in a country, a news says.

In 17th place is Cancun, with 1,242 reports. The FIU perceived in January, in all Mexico, 142,087 reports of “unusual” operations, an boost of 608.7% compared to a same duration in 2019 (20 thousand 50 reports).

74.9% of a “unusual” transaction reports were generated in 10 entities: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Baja California, Veracruz, Puebla, Guanajuato, Chihuahua and Michoacan.

Ninety-eight percent of these reports, in Yucatan and a nation in general, were generated in a mixed banks’ branches.

Officials of these institutions write “unusual” transaction reports when their clients yield fake marker data, frequently cgange their beneficiaries, and uncover exasperation or excitability if asked for some-more information about them or their companies.

Also, banks news accounts that record visit income withdrawals for poignant amounts, separate to a cardholder’s activity, or for overpayment of credit cards to say adored balances that are afterwards converted into cash.

When comment holders regularly ask cashier’s checks, income orders, or traveler’s checks, for substantial amounts, but apparent reason and profitable in cash.

The cashier’s check is precisely another form of questionable operation, frequently used to refine money.

For this reason and underneath a law, banks contingency emanate a “suspicious operation report” for any cashier’s check emanate or remuneration done by their clients, for an volume equal to or larger than a homogeneous in a inhabitant banking of 10 thousand dollars.

In Jan of this year, a UIF perceived 12,393 reports of cashier’s checks with these characteristics released in Merida, equal to 2.5% of a inhabitant total.

This figure places Merida as a tenth city in a nation with a top series of operations of this type, “which shows a bulk of questionable operations identified in Yucatan,” says Dr. Jaime Ivan Martinez Herrera, a researcher during a Belisario Dominguez Institute of a Senate of a Republic, an consultant on a subject.

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For this reason and underneath a law, banks contingency emanate a questionable operation news for any cashier’s check emanate or remuneration done by their clients, for an volume equal to or larger than a homogeneous in a inhabitant banking of 10 thousand dollars.

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In Jan of this year, a Financial Intelligence Unit of a Ministry of Finance perceived 12,393 reports of cashier’s checks with these characteristics released in Merida, equal to 2.5% of a inhabitant total.

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