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Nick Ridley is a Senior Lecturer in Policing and Security at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University. He was formerly a temporary Lecturer at the University of Milan, a Senior Intelligence Analyst at New Scotland Yard, and then at Europol.

Utilisation of Cash Couriers

2008 | £9,300 over seven and a half months
Dr Nicholas Ridley, The John Grieve Centre

Cash Couriers and Financing of Terrorism

The study dealt with the terrorist use of cash couriers.  It examined the possibility of a strategic intelligence oversight by international efforts against financing of terrorism in that there was delayed and underestimated recognition of cash couriers in terrorist financing.

Information was gathered from operational practitioners, from government, law enforcement and private financial sector.

The study gave an overview of cash couriers, then updated details of current deployment of cash couriers in their role(s) of terrorist financing.  Operational examples were used in an examination of three regions specifically impacted by terrorist attacks.  Conclusions were extrapolated with a simple overall conclusion drawn, and an overall recommendation submitted.