Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS)
Keywords: Money laundering
The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at fedpol is Switzerland’s central money laundering office and functions as a relay and filtration point between financial intermediaries and law enforcement agencies. Under the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, it receives and analyses suspicious activity reports in connection with money laundering, terrorist financing, money of criminal origin or criminal organisations and, where necessary, forwards them to the law enforcement agencies for follow-up action.
MROS publishes annual statistics on developments in combating money laundering, organised crime and terrorist financing in Switzerland, and identifies typologies that are useful for training financial intermediaries. MROS is not a police authority in itself, but rather an administrative unit with special tasks.
MROS is a member of the Egmont Group, which is an international association of Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) whose objective is to foster a secure, prompt and legally admissible exchange of information in order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
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