Dominican, Haitian and Jamaican authorities have worked on practical cases in the fight against money laundering in the region
As part of the recent “Medusa” and “Larva” operations to combat money laundering in the Caribbean region, training in fighting money laundering has been provided.
Through the MCBS-EU cooperation project, which is financed by the European Union in the Caribbean and managed by FIIAPP, with the support of the National Directorate of Drug Control (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic and the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF), the ” International and Inter-institutional Seminar on Investigation Techniques in Money Laundering Cases” has been held. Professionals from closely related institutions participated on themes concerning with money laundering with a view to tackling organised crime.
The main objective of the training session was to complement and reinforce the knowledge of specialists with specific contributions on high-level investigations, in money laundering investigation cases, concerned with drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking. This training session will enable the future development of quality investigations that allow not only the seizure of illicit assets, but also the complete dismantling of the criminal groups or organisations involved.
The fight against organised crime in its money laundering variant requires the implementation of the most modern investigation techniques. These techniques must be applied knowing the factors that are causing this phenomenon to spread internationally. And to do this, it is necessary that the different security forces and bodies of the states affected, and their judicial systems, collaborate with an approach focused on an overall vision that enables this problem to be addressed globally.