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Common Abbreviations

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
March 2006

AML Anti-Money Laundering
APG Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
ARS Alternative Remittance System
CFATF Caribbean Financial Action Task Force
CTF Counter-Terrorist Financing
CTR Currency Transaction Report
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOJ Department of Justice
DOS Department of State
EAG Eurasian Group to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
ESAAMLG Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group
EU European Union
FATF Financial Action Task Force
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FinCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIU Financial Intelligence Unit
GAFISUD Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering In South America
GIABA Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering
IBC International Business Company
IFI International Financial Institution
IMF International Monetary Fund
INCSR International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
INL Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRS-CID Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division
MENAFATF Middle Eastern and Northern African Financial Action Task Force
MLAT Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NCCT Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories
OAS Organization of American States
OAS/CICAD OAS Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
OFC Offshore Financial Center
PIF Pacific Islands Forum
SAR Suspicious Activity Report
STR Suspicious Transaction Report
UN Drug Convention 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
UNGPML United Nations Global Programme against Money Laundering
UNODC United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
UNSCR United Nations Security Council Resolution
USAID Agency for International Development
USG United States Government

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