Story: Dishonesty crime

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Detective Steve Wescott displays firearms and drugs recovered as part of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand's 'Operation Acacia', in Auckland in July 2010. The agency was established in 2008, in part due to a realisation that organised criminals were increasingly trying to launder money through international financial transactions.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - White-collar crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold