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Wednesday, 24 November 2021 16:16

CARICC ATTENDED THE SIMULATION TRAINING ON COMBATING THE LEGALIZATION (LAUNDERING) OF THE PROCEEDS OBTAINED FROM DRUG CRIMES

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From November 16 to 19 of 2021, on the basis of the Law Enforcement Academy under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, there was held the national simulation training on combating the legalization (laundering) of the proceeds obtained from drug crime for practitioners. 

It was organized by the Program Office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the OSCE Program Office in Nur-Sultan and INL at the US Embassy to the Republic of Kazakhstan in partnership with the Law Enforcement Academy under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Representatives of CARICC, Academy of General Prosecutor's Office, Academy of MIA of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Financial Monitoring Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Security Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs, prosecutorial bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as invited international experts on the project "Strengthening capacity of competent bodies to conduct parallel financial investigations and suppress illicit financial flows related to organized crime and illicit trafficking" have participated in the event.   

Ms. T. Evdokimova, representative of CARICC made welcome speech and provided practical assistance to the participants of national simulation training from the position of international expert in the field of financial investigations in combating money laundering (legalization) of criminal proceeds obtained from illicit drug trafficking.

The simulation training was designed to simulate the actual conditions and situations in order to develop specialists' practical skills in detecting, suppressing and investigating this type of crime; strengthen cooperation between financial intelligence divisions and law enforcement agencies in combating drug trafficking; and identify and use key indicators for the detection and seizure of drug money.

One of the main objectives of the simulation training was to practise the methods of interaction within interagency investigative and operational groups to identify channels and schemes of drug-related crime financing.

Expert opinions, experience and best practices on the latest achievements in financial investigations and interdiction of illicit financial flows related to organized crime, drug trafficking, cybercrime and virtual assets were shared among the participants of the simulation training.

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