Dili – Today, Tuesday (22/5), Deputy Commissioner of Comissão Anti-Corrupcão (CAC) Rui Pereira dos Santos accompanied by Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ms Zorana Markovic officially opened three days (22-24 May) national training on International Cooperation in Financial Investigations and Money Laundering.
The national workshop is facilitated and funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and delivery by Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor of the UNODC Ms Zorana Markovic, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Forensic Accountant Ms. Miroslava Milenovic and UNODC Anti-Corruption Specialist Ms. Cornelia Koertl at Maubara Room Timor Plaza Dili.
The objective of the workshop is designed to provide specialized skills and tools to investigators, prosecutors and judges who are handling complex corruption cases that involve financial transaction. The event aims to enhance the skills for more effective use of financial documents and identifications of suspicious transactions, search and gathering of proper evidence and link to money laundering.
Further, it will be a platform to discuss the ways to enhance the inter-agency and international cooperation given the current criminal justice system and to identify needs for further reforms and improvements. Most notably, this event would allow for practical skills to be acquired through cases and group exercises.
CAC Deputy Commissioner Rui in his opening remarks told all participants, especially CAC investigators to make use of the training as an opportunity to enhance their capacity and skills.
“The training is very important, especially CAC investigators to learn, improve your horizon and knowledge on international cooperation in financial investigation and money laundering from this three days training to benefit you all in the fight against corruption in our beloved country, Timor-Leste,” said Deputy Commissioner Rui.
The training gather representatives from anti-corruption authorities, CAC investigators, Prosecutors, Financial Information Unit (FIU) and Criminal Investigation Police (PSIC). The three days International Cooperation in Financial Investigations and Money Laundering training is continued support from UNODC for the past four years.
UNODC has been provided training in the area of investigation, interrogation, anti-money laundering, computer forensic and digital evidence, whistle-blower and witness protection in the fight against corruption, etc. (*)