An excess of 5 billion euros played a year in illegal gambling as a result of money laundering has been reported in Greece pointed out the General Secretary of Transparency and Human Rights, George Sourlas during a meeting with the Minister of Public Order, Vassilis Kikilias.
“Unraveling the networks of illegal gambling operations, which are a mechanism for laundering of illegal proceeds, affects the Greek economy,” indicated Sourlas and noted that the phenomenon of interweaving could be eliminated and transparency implemented with the support and a sense of responsibility of the officials.
In a great effort of the Greek Economic Police, networks of illegal gambling operating in Greece were detected and hundreds involved were brought to justice.
Sourlas also stressed that following consultations with the head of the Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP), Evgenios Giannakopoulos, measures are being introduced “which make us optimistic that an end will be put to organized crime networks operating without constraint.”
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