By ASHTOSH SINGH
15 Police officers from the Northern Division will receive specialized training on investigating money laundering activities and identifying and confiscating tainted proceeds that may be linked to criminal activities.
The two day workshop will be held from today and the at the Friendly North hotel in Labasa on the topic “Money laundering and following the Proceeds of Crime”.
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Iowane Naivalurua said that the workshop is part of continuing efforts by the Fiji Police Force to build the capacity and skills of investigators to effectively conduct financial investigations and how to follow money trails as provided under Fiji’s anti-money laundering laws as well as the recently introduced law on unexplained wealth.
The workshop is jointly organized by the Fiji Police force and the financial Intelligence Unit (FIU with funding from the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
The Director of the FIU, Mr Razim Buksh said that the FIU is happy to team up again with the Fiji Police Force to run this workshop.
Meanwhile, the Labasa workshop will be attended by crime officers, crime sergeants and fraud investigators based at the various Police Stations from Labasa, Nabouwalu, Savusavu, Seaqaqa, Taveuni and Tukavesi.