California Anti-Money Laundering Alliance (CAMLA)
The California Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement, has established the California Anti-Money Laundering Alliance (CAMLA), a specialized, multi-agency team of financial forensic investigators who provide technical and logistical support to combat transnational criminal organizations' (TCO) financial crimes along the California/Mexico border. The CAMLA is dedicated to conduct complex financial investigations to support the prosecution of money laundering activities related to the various criminal enterprises in which the TCOs engage including human trafficking, and the trafficking of drugs, firearms, and counterfeit goods in California. Joining the Department of Justice in launching this initiative are various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies which operate in San Diego and Imperial Counties and the greater southern California region bordering Mexico.
Through the CAMLA, the Department of Justice provides the southern California law enforcement community with increased operational capacity to combat money laundering activities in the immediate California-Mexico border region by utilizing existing state-based criminal intelligence information systems and coupling them with sophisticated financial data-mining software programs. The enhanced investigative and financial data-mining capacity provides the CAMLA and allied southern California law enforcement agencies with greater electronic and wiretap surveillance capabilities and enhanced technical, logistical, and advisory support to combat the TCOs’ and their street and prison affiliates’ violent border crimes.
California Anti-Money Laundering Alliance
California Department of Justice
Division of Law Enforcement