Funds wired by migrant workers must not be scrutinized , says chairman of parliamentary committee

The money that Albanian migrant workers send back home should not be subject to scrutiny by the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit. This was the suggestion made by the chairman of the chairman of the parliamentary economy committee, Arben Ahmetaj, according to which, if transfers are made through certified banks, there’s no need to investigate

“Money wired by migrant workers through certified banks which are immune to money laundering must not be scrutinized, in my opinion”, Ahmetaj said.

Meanwhile, Ahmetaj gave the example of an elderly woman who had been put under investigation for an amount of 50 pounds.

“The head of one of the biggest commercial banks in the country informed us about a case where the Financial Intelligence Unit had prosecuted a 67 year old woman for an amount of 50 pounds”, Ahmetaj said.



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