THE HAGUE:- European and US law officials arrested at least 178 people in an international swoop against so-called “money mules” who helped launder millions of dollars, EU agencies announced Tuesday. Across Europe, some 580 suspected “money mules” — people recruited to act as laundering agents for criminal gangs — were identified during last week’s operation, judicial cooperation agency Eurojust and Europol said. “After receiving the illegally-obtained funds into their accounts, the individuals acting as money mules are asked to wire the money into a different account,” said a joint statement, which also included the European Banking Federation.–AFP