Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman said that the United States tracked down some amount of money laundered out of Bangladesh.
He, however, refused to divulge any further details including the amount of money sent out illegally.
A team, led by Law Minister Shafique Ahmed, recently visited the United States and discussed the issue of Egmont Group membership with the Justice, State and Trade departments. Mr Atiur was a member of the delegation.
Bangladesh is expected to become a member of the Egmont Group by next year as part of its efforts to bring back millions of dollars, allegedly siphoned off by corrupt politicians and rogue businessmen.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.