UN Official says drug money saved the world’s economy:

via theweek.com

In an astounding announcement, the head of the U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, has told The Guardian that world banks began laundering illegal drug money to stay afloat during last year’s financial crisis, when other sources of lending had dried up. Costa says he’s seen evidence that $352 billion of criminal cash was absorbed by the global financial system.

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