Trinidad and Tobago police plan training for TBML investigations

Trinidad and Tobago police have been discussing training options for investigating trade-based money laundering (TBML) cases with the Anti-Money Laundering Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The discussions were led by police commissioner, Gary Griffith, and UNODC programme officer, Yevheniy Umanets, who plans visit to all beneficiary countries of the UNODC funded TBML programme.

Practical training

Specifically, talks surrounded the provision of practical TBML 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.

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. 

Training programme

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

Senior officers will participate in  proposed regional training, provisionally scheduled for 2021 in Barbados.

Categories: Trade Based Financial crimes News

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