Blair Corbett wonders if the “largest international money laundering prosecution in history” could be expanded to also become the largest international crackdown on child trafficking.
On May 28, 2013, The New York Times broke a story about what “is believed to be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history.” Journalists Marc Santora, William K Rashbaum and Nicole Perlroth describe Liberty Reserve, the central organization named in the indictment as “a central hub for criminals trafficking in everything from stolen identities to child pornography.”
This stands do be a monstrous bust valued over $6 billion, with the rest of the article focusing on the money, the system they used to move it around and the involvement of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries.
With a social justice mindset let us focus upon the fleeting mention of criminals using the system that make and distribute in child pornography. Where there is child porn there is child trafficking, which is part of the world’s second largest criminal enterprise.
Is this perhaps another way to attempt to pull the rug out from under criminals that are exploiting our children? Do you believe it is enough to make a difference? They suggest that millions of people may have made transactions through Liberty reserves system.
We could begin the call for all 17 international agencies to ALSO investigate the money trail for the sake of the children? Maybe we can also enjoy the largest international roundup of child trafficking offenders in history!
As one who works daily with children traumatized by such evil I would love to hear your thoughts.