Times Colonist: B.C. to target money laundering at casinos

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April 5, 2016 | Lindsay Kines

Quoted from the article:

NDP critic David Eby said Monday that it’s clear now that the Liberal government made a mistake when it scrapped the integrated team to save about $1 million. “Probably they realized [the mistake] a couple of years ago when the number of suspicious cash transactions at casinos continued to escalate,” he said. “I just don’t understand why they have taken so long to address the mistake.”

Eby said the cost of a dedicated police unit pales in comparison to the increases in gambling revenues and rising amounts government spends advertising gambling.

“Asking for just around $1 million for a casino policing team is a relatively small amount of money,” he said. “It seems very easy to fix; I don’t understand why they’re so reluctant to do it.”


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