An MoU was signed between the Finance Intelligence Unit -India (FIU) and Qatar Financial Information Unit to share intelligence on illegal movement of money, termed as 'hawala'.
A senior money-laundering expert has also called for broader official powers that could infringe on traditional civil liberties.
The ED is investigating a matter of 2005 case related to terror financing through hawala channels.
Casinos customers will now fill up a "Know Your Customer" form to bring money laundering under vigil.
Separate manpower for the criminal investigation unit will be raised in the next few years.
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