acau also should enhance its ability to support international investigations of money laundering or terrorism financing, the State Department says. In addition, the report states Macau’s gaming industry is being used to launder the proceeds of property-related crime.
The report quotes Macau government officials as saying “property offences” are among the main sources of ill-gotten gains from crime here, and in the mainland, laundered in Macau.
This is the first time the State Department’s bureau of international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, which compiled the report, has linked property crime to money laundering here.
Since 2009 the State Department’s annual report on drugs has included a review of Macau’s efforts to counter money laundering.