AG meets with Mr. Yevheniy Umanets of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi, M.P., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs met with Mr. Yevheniy Umanets, Programme Officer, Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), Cybercrime and Money Laundering Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on a three-year trade based money laundering (TBML) project for thirteen countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, inclusive of 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, by strengthening the capacity of customs officers, police officers, revenue officials, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUTT) analysts and investigators. The TBML project will develop best practice guidance and reference tools as aids to enhancing law enforcement authorities’ capabilities in dealing with the wide range of risks and complexities with these specialist investigations. The meeting took place on Monday 18th November 2019 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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