Dili – Today, Friday (6/7) Comissão Anti-Corrupcão (CAC) and the Financial Information Unit (FIU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the substance of sharing information on money laundering, terrorism financing and the extraordinary corruption crimes at the CAC office Farol Dili.
CAC represented by Commissioner Adérito Pinto Tilman and Financial Information Unit (IFU) represented by Executive Director Maria Sarmento.
The signing ceremony witnessed by the two Deputy Commissioners; Manuel Bucar, Rui Pereira dos Santos and staffs.The purpose of this legal cooperation is to strengthen both state institutions to work together in sharing information based on Law No. 17/2011, 28 December which legitimated the legal regime of prevention and fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
The MoU is intended to facilitate both parties to facilitate criminal investigation. All information will be provided by IFU as confidential information with the aim of strengthening the evidences collected during process of investigation to meliorate prosecution in court,
The agreement is important to enhance and to secure mechanism and efficient to combat criminal activities in the national territory and cross border. The MoU also covered joint capacity building to improve the capacity of staff of CAC and IFU. (*)