The project to fight drugs and organised crime in Peru works to train specialised agents in financial intelligence
The cooperation project to support the fight against illicit drug trafficking and organised crime in Peru gave a training course on financial analysis and money laundering to agents of the Peruvian authorities. The objective of this activity was to train future agents specialised in financial intelligence so that they can be trained to provide intelligence deliverables to the Peruvian police authorities.
The training given by experts from the Policía Nacional and the Guardia Civil and was carried out online. The course was attended by around fifty participants from different Peruvian institutions, such as the Anti-Drugs Directorate of the Peruvian National Police (DIRANDRO); the High Complexity Crime Investigation Division (DIVIAC); the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DIRINCRI) and the Directorate of Money Laundering Investigation (DIRILAV), among others.
The course was structured in several theoretical-practical modules based on the analysis and study of criminal financial intelligence. The practical part dealt with the tools, methods and software necessary for the creation of specialised intelligence units in police institutions. In addition, real practical cases were raised in the matter of money laundering, allowing the participants to study the actions from both perspectives: that of criminals and that of the professionals in police investigations.
During the training, two issues relating to money laundering were highlighted. First, it highlighted the importance of understanding the origin of money laundering in order to establish connections with criminal entities and focus on the economic structure of organised crime. Second, it stressed the role of the exchange of experience and international cooperation, which is essential to be able to take action against criminals.