Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (#68)

An audit completed the previous week revealed that a private banking customer submitted incomplete documents when establishing an account earlier m the year. The customer received weekly electronic fund transfers from a narcotic-producing jurisdiction. While the relationship manager who opened the account is on leave for 5 weeks, the customer requests that the institution remit a substantial sum to a country that represents a high risk of money laundering. The relationship manager is a friend of the anti-money laundering specialist. What should the anti-money laundering officer do first?

File a suspicious transaction report with the competent authority
Investigate the transfer of funds
Suspend the transfer until the relationship manager returns
Postpone the follow-up on the audit finding