Maltese police officers have been working with US federal agents for nearly two years in an international investigation into an alleged Venezuelan money laundering racket, Times of Malta has learnt.
Police sources said officials from the US Homeland Security Department had travelled to Malta as part of the wide-ranging investigation that had a special focus on the Maltese financial jurisdiction.
“We have been to the US and they have been here. This investigation is one of the biggest we have been working on in recent years and has been an ongoing matter for quite some time,” the sources said.
This investigation is one of the biggest we have been working on in recent years
According to a criminal complaint filed in the courts of Miami last month, staggering sums of money were syphoned from Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, in a complex money-laundering scheme that could even