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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Swiss Help Fight Crime

Russian and Swiss law enforcement organs agreed Monday to cooperate in fight organized crime, illegal drug trade and money laundering.

Arnold Koller, head of the Federal Justice Department and Swiss police, said the Russian Interior Ministry could send official requests to their Swiss counterparts to open up suspect bank accounts.

"If a request makes a convincing case, we will demand that our banks give all information about a client," he said. "We are now jointly investigating several cases of money laundering in four cantons of the country."