Smurfing and other laundry methods

No-one can yet decide just how much cash was stolen in the robbery in Kent, but the Telegraph and the Times have started coinsidering the many ways in which the money can be successfully redistributed.

Smurfing involves breaking the haul down into smaller chunks and giving it to lesser criminals who then open their own bank accounts with it. But any large scale laundering is bound to be hard to do. The Times also suggests heading for the Balkans or somewhere else where bribery of officials is easier. The Telegraph hints at my idea, which would be to buy £20 million worth of cocaine and let the Colombians worry about dealing with the cash.

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