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Suspected global money laundering: casinos on radar of govt agencies



Casinos in the state are on the radar of government agencies for their possible involvement in international money laundering racket.

This came to light when the government agencies were scrutinising casino operations in the state in view of the model code of conduct enforced for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, informed sources in the government agencies.

While scrutinising the casino (offshore and onshore) operations, the government agencies came across certain suspicious online transactions. These transactions, which have been observed, are under probe to unearth possible international racket of money laundering, said sources.

They said, it appears that persons from outside the country are playing bets or casino gaming; however no tax is paid. As such, there is loss to government revenue.

According to sources, the government agencies are further probing the matter.

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