money laundering

money laundering
The practice of processing money from an illegal source, such as drug dealing, so that it appears to have come from a legitimate source. This may be achieved by paying the illegal cash into a foreign bank and transferring its equivalent to a bank with a good name in a hard-currency area. There are now stringent controls on this activity.

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