Sunday 15 December, 2019

AG meets representative of UN Office on Drugs and Crime

From left to right: Acting Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit Nigel Stoddard; Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi; Adviser to the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), Yevheniy Umanets;  Head of Anti-terrorism Unit Vyana Sharma.

From left to right: Acting Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit Nigel Stoddard; Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi; Adviser to the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), Yevheniy Umanets; Head of Anti-terrorism Unit Vyana Sharma.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi met with the adviser of the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), Cybercrime and Money Laundering Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yevheniy Umanets.

The duo discussed a three-year trade-based money laundering (TBML) project for 13 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America which includes Trinidad and Tobago, in order to strengthen the capacities to prevent, detect, investigate and contribute to the prosecution of customs and revenue fraud and trade-based money laundering. The project seeks to aid customs officers, police officers, revenue officials, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUTT) analysts and investigators in this feat.

According to a statement by the Office of the Attorney General, the TBML project will develop best practice guidance and reference tools towards these specialist investigations.

The meeting took place on Monday at the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, AGLA Tower, Government Campus Plaza, Corner London and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain.

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