The government regulated Law 25,246 on money laundering through Decree 169/01.

This decree regulates the jurisdiction and operations of the Financial Information Unit (FIU), created by the Money Laundering Law.

Financial institutions are obliged to inform the FIU of any transaction that, according to their knowledge and expertise, could be considered suspicious (ie, operations that lack economic or legal support, or are unusually complex).

The decree describes in further detail transactions that, under certain circumstances, could be considered suspicious.

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