However, there's a level of anxiety when you're managing it all ah that it's got to go and there was a lot of sleepless nights ah over a few months. Khanani had been identified as a significant risk by a number of different organisations, and they'd done their best to try and take him on.
John Clayton, a Group 44 special agent, spent years targeting cocaine suppliers across South America.
It was at a Dunkin' Donuts up in New Jersey area. We had no physical meetings with Altaf Khanani so to get the identification confirmed ah it was decided to do a Skype video call um and that that's kinda what put us over the top with the identification.
Money laundering is designed to hide proceeds of crime, and the techniques that are used are vast. They had decided on Altaf Khanani as a target, now they needed a plan to get him. Next week, behind closed doors, the domestic workers kept in slave like conditions, in Australia.
You can come to this side though if I go to Costa or Panama no? I'm quite confident that Khanani was the top of a fairly large tree. The operation was about to reach its climax. I got the phone call to say the money's gone through. You are looking at my picture.
They used the signature method to recognise each other. There's an allegation that a bribe was paid, but certainly some of the legislation perhaps wasn't as strong as what it is today, and there's an allegation of political interference. The first cash drop was critical. Outlaw bikies in Australia including the Lone Wolves were a major client.
Well the iconic photo for me in all this ah in this whole investigation was ah John Clayton putting the handcuffs on Khanani.
Onix Mendoza handed him a suitcase from the boot of his car. The extent of Altaf Khanani's operations in Australia were becoming clear in when a courier for the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel flew into the country.
The final sweetener was the offer of a Panamanian passport. All manner of money that dare not speak its name, and yet needs to cross a ah an international boundary, these were the people who could handle that money for you.
Like ah you know well what, what is it I can do to get out of this situation, well unfortunately for him there was no way to get out of this situation, this was the end of the line for Altaf Khanani. He had uncanny ability to recall information ah he could recall phone numbers from memory when asked ah he um knew bank account numbers, business names and again he had several businesses an-and ah bank accounts and he could he could recall from memory these numbers which was pretty impressive.
Trust is everything, so we began conversations um we provided opportunities ah to for Khanani to make money and then when it came time where the rubber met the road, we actually followed through and we gave him what he needed to make ah the transaction successful, so we gave him the money, we gave him the accounts, we told him, we told him who we were, we told him we were drug traffickers.
Here is too much. The operation was conceived and planned by Australian law enforcement. They're very kind of serious guys. Others have emerged to take its place.
It's worth remembering that some of the most richest and most powerful people in Pakistan and institutions in Pakistan ah were the clients of KKI. It was an immense sense of pride in the people that had worked on this particular matter for such a long time then collaborating with international partners to achieve this outcome was something unprecedented.
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It was only when we moved forward with the work that we did with the Five Eyes that we started to get the whole, five countries all working together that you leverage off each other and it takes a network to defeat a network.
After a tense five days Rob Cassitta phoned Richard Grant to give him the good news. I think the biggest message that everyone can take from this and all the drug traffickers and money launderers in the world is that nobody's untouchable.
As the wheels lift up and when the plane takes off you can tell he's he's starting to think about like what is, what is really going on and so then he starts asking us questions. Police watched as he met an Indian man who was working for the Altaf Khanani network.
Senior Government servants who may have accumulated large amounts of money ah as ah taken as bribes or kickbacks in various schemes, rich businessmen who would have under-invoiced and over-invoiced their imports and their exports. Suffice to say that those charges didn't proceed. Altaf Khanani was a very bad guy and he dealt with some very bad people who did a lotta harm in this world um so he a-a again, he had contacts in ah Lebanon ah Iran, South America, Central America, Australia and these were not your typical businessmen, these were people involved in all sorts of things, weapons trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism finance and so these were, these were the things that that concerned us the most about this guy.
He also moved money for terrorist groups responsible for attacks in Mumbai in and in which together killed more than people. Therefore, consistency between these stores is of great importance.Four Corners 5 February The Billion Dollar Bust. SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER: Hello and welcome to Four Corners.
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