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UNODC developed a series of Specialized Panel Discussions on the topic of Seize of Assets 

From Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, a series of Specialized Panel Discussions focused on the subject of seize of assets were developed, within the framework of the Project "Strengthening the investigative and judicial capacities to fight organized crime and corruption in El Salvador", an initiative of UNODC El Salvador, with financial support from the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs - INL. The main objective of this activity is to further contribute in institutional strengthening and exchange of lessons learned on the topics addressed.

On this occasion, five days of specialized discussions were held, where topics such as: Seizing of Assets procedures, Asset Investigation and Technical Elements of the Disposal of Goods, were analyzed. The workshops were facilitated by different experts in the thematic areas, such as: Mr. Jairo Ignacio Acosta, Criminal Judicial Procurator from the Procurator General Office of Colombia, Mrs. Gerardine Aldana, Specialized Judge in Seize of Assets of the Republic of El Salvador, Mr. José Luis Andino, Director of the Seized Asset Management Office (OABI) of the Republic of Honduras, Mónica Mendoza, Chief Program Officer of UNODC El Salvador, Helmuth Angarita, Crime Prevention and Justice Program Officer of UNODC, among others.

The event reckoned the participation of different institutions, such as: Attorney General's Office, National Civil Police, Supreme Court of Justice, ABANSA (Financial Sector), INSAFOCOOP (Cooperative Sector), Superintendence of the Financial System, National Registry Center, among others.