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Press release on holding a meeting at the CARICC site to develop a scenario for a simulation training on countering the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from drug crime

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On the site of the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Their Precursors, from 28 to 30 July 2021, a meeting was held to develop a scenario for a simulation training on combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from drug crime.
The organizers were the Program Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the OSCE Program Office in Nur-Sultan and the INL at the US Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan in partnership with the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The event was held with the participation of representatives of CARICC, the Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Financial Monitoring Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Security Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and invited international experts on the project “Strengthening the capacity of competent authorities in conducting parallel financial investigations and suppressing illegal financial flows associated with organized crime and drug trafficking ”.
Representatives of CARICC spoke to the participants of the meeting and assisted in its holding from the perspective of international experts in the field of combating drug trafficking. The participants were presented with a presentation on the international and regional practice of conducting financial investigations for the purpose of countering the laundering (legalization) of criminal proceeds from illicit drug trafficking.
At the meeting, the issues of introducing simplified organizational forms of interaction between law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence units were widely discussed.
The participants exchanged expert opinions, experience and best practice on the latest developments in financial investigations and the suppression of illegal financial flows related to organized crime, drug trafficking, cybercrime and virtual assets. The importance of international cooperation in this area was noted, the Concept of simulation training for employees of the competent authorities of Kazakhstan was proposed.

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