The second edition of the EU-US-Peru Shared Vision Seminar was held, showing the commitment of both regions to support Peruvian institutions in the fight against organised crime
The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) share common values and interests. These include their commitment to fight organised crime, drug production and trafficking, environmental crime, and human trafficking and smuggling.
In Peru, both regions have a long history of supporting Peruvian institutions in tackling these crimes. In order to deepen their coordination and collaboration in the country, in 2022, the EU and the US have initiated an inter-institutional dialogue, which resulted in the organisation of a first Europe-US Shared Vision Seminar. – Peru, focusing on drug trafficking. The success of this exchange motivated the continuation of this model and the organisation of a second edition on another strategic issue in the fight against organised crime: the fight against money laundering.
The FIIAPP is carrying out the second phase of the European project “Supporting EU law enforcement in the fight against drugs and organised crime in Peru“. In the framework of the project, it is working together with the main entities involved in criminal investigations to achieve greater efficiency and results in the action against organised crime.
The objective of this seminar was to deepen the knowledge, the exchange of experiences, and the mechanisms (Peru/European Union/United States) in terms of policies and strategies to combat money laundering in the Latin American country. Each actor (international, national and institutional) shared their perspective on the current situation in the fight against money laundering in Peru.
An updated and comparative analysis has also been carried out in terms of policies and strategies to combat money laundering. The procedures, tools and recommendations proposed by the different bodies in charge of combating money laundering were presented. In addition, it was possible to study the existing channels of international judicial and police cooperation in the fight against money laundering, among which are the measures for freezing assets, extradition and the creation of joint investigation teams.
The aim of the speeches of the various speakers was to draw conclusions that would lead to new knowledge, action protocols and working methodologies in the fight against money laundering, both at the police, analysis, judicial and prosecutorial levels.
Among the participants were high-level representatives of Peruvian institutions with competence in the fight against organised crime and money laundering, so that they can integrate the results of the debates into the work of their institutions. Among the Peruvian institutions invited were the Judiciary, the Public Ministry, the Ministry of Interior, the Peruvian National Police, the National Superintendence of Migration, the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA), the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT), the Peruvian Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) and the Multisectoral Executive Commission against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (CONTRALAFT).