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Colombia, U.S. create finance database

In a continuing effort to combat money laundering and other financial crimes, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are working with Colombia’s customs service officials to develop a joint database to exchange trade and financial information. Agents from ICE, which is part of the Homeland Security Department, are helping Colombia’s National Tax and Customs Directorate, or DIAN, to develop a Trade Transparency Unit. Officials from both agencies are developing an unprecedented joint database to exchange trade and financial information, according to an ICE press release. ICE agents also recently delivered 215 computers and other equipment to DIAN in that effort. Full Story

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