Finance Specialists of Turkmenistan are Trained to Prevent Money Laundering

2-5 April 2019, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime jointly with the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan organized a 4-days workshop on the fundamentals of operational and strategic analysis of financial data aimed at prevention and investigation of money laundering for the staff members of the Ministry and the Financial Monitoring Service.

The workshop included an analysis to detect money laundering, which seeks to legitimize the proceeds of drug trafficking, corruption, tax evasion, smuggling, arms sales, kidnapping and others.

The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Oleksiy Feshchenko, UNODC AML/CFT Adviser (Cybercrime and Money Laundering Section), and Ms. Oxana Giska, Expert on prevention and fight against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (Moldova).

Four days of theoretical presentations and practical exercises allowed the participants to increase knowledge on topics such as money laundering schemes; link analysis; cryptocurrencies and darknet work; tracing, seizure, confiscation, regulation of cryptocurrencies; open sources intelligence; and planning of financial investigations and informed decision making. The participants found the workshop to be very useful, having stressed its importance and practical applicability that allowed them to improve their knowledge and skills.

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