CoP meets UN official on money laundering training

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 22:15

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with the programme officer of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yevheniy Umanets.

A statement by the Police Service says that the discussion surrounded the provision of practical training through a mock investigation exercise involving officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Financial Investigations Branch (FIB), Customs and Excise Division, the Financial Intelligence Unit and other relevant stakeholders on Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML).

Personnel will receive training in the development of investigative materials to assist officers in investigations, the provision of legal drafting and support in cases, as well as the delivery of training in cryptocurrency, were also discussed.

The proposed training project for Trinidad and Tobago is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2020 and will target the middle management in relevant agencies and those persons responsible for training junior officers.

A proposed regional training is carded for 2021, targeting senior officers which will be held in Barbados.

Also present at the meeting were Supt. Wendell Lucas and ASP Richard Taylor of the TTPS FIB and Chair of the National AntiMoney Laundering Committee, Vyana Sharma.

Police say this meeting formed part of Umanets' visit to all beneficiary countries of the UNODC funded programme on TBML.