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#1 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 2341 PM

http://www.fox9.com/...-of-msp-but-why

 

This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on.
 
On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash.  Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out the proper government forms.
 
Fox 9 learned that these cloak-and-dagger scenarios now happen almost weekly at MSP. The money is usually headed to the Middle East, Dubai and points beyond. Sources said last year alone, more than $100 million in cash left MSP in carry-on luggage.


Some immigrant communities rely on Hawalas to send funds to help impoverished relatives back home.
Kerns discovered some of the money was being funneled to a Hawala in the region of Somalia that is controlled by the al Shabaab terrorist group.
 
“I talked to a couple of sources who had lived in that region and I said, 'If money is going to this Hawala do you think it is going to al Shabaab?'" said Kerns. "And he said, 'Oh definitely, that area is controlled by al Shabaab, and they control the Hawala there.'”
 
He said when the money arrives, whether it was intended for legitimate purposes or not, al Shabaab or other groups demand a cut.
 
As Kerns dug deeper, he found that some of the individuals who were sending out tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of remittance payments happened to be on government assistance in this country.
 
How could they possibly come up with such big bucks to transfer back home?
 
“We had sources that told us, 'It’s welfare fraud, it’s all about the daycare,'” said Kerns.


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#2 Marek Tucan

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 0112 AM

...or just simple money laundering, in any case worth investigating...
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 0810 AM

It's Racist or something..... :(


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#4 Markus Becker

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 1132 AM

 

 

As Kerns dug deeper, he found that some of the individuals who were sending out tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of remittance payments happened to be on government assistance in this country.
 
How could they possibly come up with such big bucks to transfer back home?
 
“We had sources that told us, 'It’s welfare fraud, it’s all about the daycare,'” said Kerns.

 

It's not there money. They are just the inofficial bankers doing the transfers for x many of their countrymen and -women. 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 1818 PM

When the authorities are afraid to do their job, because exposing the truth will get them fired, because there is no backbone in senior management, this will happen. People will try to game a system, no matter the system in place, it's human nature. How much and for how long is up to the level of checks and balances. 


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