Organised crime groups, corrupt officials and rogue regimes use money laundering to benefit from their dirty cash. That money fuels further serious crime and terrorism. It is an international problem and happens on a huge scale, with trillions of dollars laundered each year, according to estimates. That is why it is so important for national authorities to work together to take the profits out of crime. Through financial investigations, we can help reduce the harm caused by the illegal drugs trade, arms trafficking, environmental crime and many other illicit activities.