The criminal threats of the 21st century are virtually unlimited in their scope. With the expansion of information technology and the ease of travel, criminals and terrorists are newly empowered in their schemes.
Operation Firewall: An International Partnership Success
The smuggling of bulk currency out of the United States has become a preferred method for drug dealers and other criminals to move illicit proceeds across our borders. In response, Congress criminalized the act of smuggling large amounts of cash into or out of the United States in the USA PATRIOT Act.
ICE Uncovers Immigration Violations, Money Laundering at Maryland Seafood Supplier
A 2005 ICE investigation of human smuggling, illegal immigration and money laundering in Maryland underscores the international aspect of criminal activity in the 21st century—and how a seemingly legitimate business can become a vehicle for money laundering, smuggling and other crimes.