09-11 August 2017 - Under the CRIMJUST framework, UNODC ROPAN held a workshop on the detection of money laundering and risk in financial and commercial instruments in the Dominican Republic.
With the objective to enhance capacities of criminal justice actors, UNODC-ROPAN hosted a workshop at the Public Ministry with a focus on illicit financial flows and money laundering. 27 officials of the Public Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and Law Enforcement, the National Drug Council, and the Financial Analysis Unit participated at the training.
During the three days, the participants discussed the general aspects of money laundering, characteristics of crime and serious crimes. The discussion included international frameworks (United Nations Conventions, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Financial Action Task Force, the Egmont Group, and other international initiatives), general risks of money laundering, as well as tools to prevent and detect money laundering. Moreover, the training included the discussion of a practical case for the participants to apply the knowledge acquired.
In accordance with CRIMJUST approach to provide capacity building aligned with the priorities of the member states, the training focused on the financial and commercial instruments in the Dominican Republic.
Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by European Union Cocaine Route Programme, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime.
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