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The US department of justice said HSBC had moved $881m for two drug cartels in Mexico and Colombia and accepted $15bn in unexplained "bulk cash", across the bank's counters in Mexico, Russia and other countries. In some branches the boxes of cash being deposited were so big the tellers' windows had to be enlarged.
The US authorities said HSBC did not face criminal charges because the bank was too big to prosecute and no individuals were implicated.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: enlightenedservant
I'm sure you're familiar with the Bush Drug Empire??? His offshore Oil Rigs made a sweet gateway for drug smuggling for the CIA for a very long time. Probably still going for all I know.
So that's how it is, petty drug possession charges result in some serious consequences. But if your a hardcore drug launderer, then its apparently no big deal!