Swaziland on money-laundering alert

SWAZILAND - Swaziland is on alert for foreign organisations trying to channel money through the tiny African kingdom after a government official was offered a bribe, authorities said on Monday 15 October.

"I was offered a bribe of one million emalangeni ($110,700) if I would permit a questionable foreign firm to arrange financing for government public works projects," a government official, who declined to be named, said.

The official would not identify the group or say when the bribe was offer