involves the process of making numerous cash deposits into several bank accounts.
100) See Leyva, supra note 9, at 64 (postulating the growth of digital value smurfing
concurrent with the growth of mobile payments, because of the unchecked, limitless number of accounts accessible to criminals through m-payments).
Tom Jensen, the Republican sponsor of the prescription bill, is an attorney who recently represented a family friend's daughter, arrested for smurfing
La, la, la, la, la, la, now you "know the tune La, la, la, la, la, la, you'll be Smurfing
11 (480m): Steel Cash, Flick The Bails, Smurfing
Melody, Galtee Yazmin, Tasha's Dream, Lil Twilight.
2009-S0787-007, SITUATION REPORT: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SMURFING
FUELS SURGE IN LARGE-SCALE METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA 1 (2009), available at http://www.
is accomplished by breaking a large transaction into multiple, smaller transactions which would fall below the $10,000 CTR threshold.
The robbers would be likely to contact organised crime syndicates to set up such a large Smurfing
operation, giving them a significant cut of the proceeds, he added.
is also used to convert large amounts of cash into money orders and traveler's checks.
The smaller sums then can be deposited in a variety of banks; this is known as smurfing
Such layering techniques as smurfing
, or conducting multiple cash deposits or wire transfers for amounts under the standard $10,000 reporting requirement for a Currency Transaction Report, are the most popular devices.