Police search Paraguay central bank


A special anti-money laundering police unit conducted a search of the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) on July 13.

Reports in Paraguayan media suggest the search was the first in the central bank’s history.

The incident follows a legal dispute between the central bank and the prosecution service. The BCP’s bank supervision authority had declined to surrender certain documents to prosecutors, citing bank secrecy laws.

Paraguayan authorities are conducting an embezzlement and money-laundering

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