Once it receives an SAR, the APML analyses a number of information sources. If it finds reasonable grounds for suspicion on ML or TF, the APML will prepare a financial intelligence report and disseminate it to the competent authority for further action.
In addition, the APML also prepares strategic analyses aiming to identify ML or TF patterns, trends and typologies. Such analyses are also shared with all relevant stakeholders.
Where SARs have an international dimension, the APML will send a request for information to the relevant foreign FIU or send a spontaneous disclosure.
Additionally, if the APML learns, in the course of its research, that a different criminal offence or illegal activity has occurred, it will report it to the competent authority.