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Vigilance on money laundering stepped up: Governor

Vigilance on money laundering stepped up: Governor

Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rauf Talukder has said that surveillance has been increased regarding the smuggling of country’s money abroad. He said this at a meeting of anti-money laundering officers organized at a private hotel in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning.

At that time, the governor of Bangladesh Bank said, ‘There has been a big change in the banking culture in the last two years. Surveillance has been increased on money laundering. LCs have become difficult to open, making money laundering less easy.’

In the opening discussion of the conference organized by Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, Abdur Rauf Talukdar also said, ‘Suspicious LCs are quickly sent to customs. NBR and Bangladesh Bank are working together to stop money laundering.

Head of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit. Chairman of Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) Mashroor Arefin, President of Association of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh (ACB) Ziaul Hasan Molla and others also spoke under the chairmanship of Masud Biswas. The two-day conference will end on March 2 tomorrow.