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Swiss target money-laundering bids

GENEVA — Unpaid fees lead to safe deposit caches of suspicious paintings and expensive jewelry. A foreign client’s offshore deposits turn up possibly forged documents from the sale of tanks and high-caliber weapons to an African defense ministry.

They were among more than 1,500 suspected money-laundering cases that Swiss authorities disrupted last year, including 15 linked to terrorist financing, officials said.

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