Crimes with DeFi and cryptocurrency mixers will be combated with the support of the agent.
Other US agents will be sent to cities in Europe, Asia and Australia.
As part of a pilot plan that will be launched next June, in order to combat tax and financial crimes with cryptocurrencies, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send an international agent to Colombia.
This is agent Stacey Pérez, an expert in international investigations into identity theft and cyber money laundering, who will soon settle in Bogotá. This, at the same time as others international agents who They will fulfill similar functions in three other regions of the world: Australia, Europe and Asia.
As reported by the IRS Criminal Investigation Department (IRS-CI) it’s a statementPérez and the other three agents will carry out special work in Colombia, Singapore, Australia and Germany for 120 daysfrom June to September 2023.
The aim of the pilot plan is provide tools to local authorities to combat cybercrimeparticularly those committed with cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), peer-to-peer payment platforms (person to person), crypto asset mixing services (mixers).
“We must ensure that our foreign counterparts have access to the same tools and experience that we have here in the United States,” the letter states. Therefore, the cyber agents will work with the law enforcement counterparts of the IRS-CI in the selected countries (which are allies of the organism).
Until now, the IRS-CI only had one such officer in The Hague, the Netherlands, who works together with Europol since the year 2021.
In this sense, it is noted that the work of the IRS-CI has played a fundamental role in the investigation of crimes on the Dark Web as part of relevant international operations. Among them are the closure of the AlphaBay piracy market in 2017, and the dismantling of the largest child abuse website on the Internet, both events reported by CriptoNoticias.