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Fiji ML Investigations Training

19 June 2017
Fiji ML Investigations Training

The APG conducted a money laundering and criminal asset confiscation investigation training workshop in Suva, Fiji from 19 to 22 June 2017. The workshop is the third initiative delivered under the US Department of State funded Pacific AML/CFT Investigations Training programme over the next three years.

The workshop was hosted by the Fiji National Anti-Money Laundering Council and delivered by experts from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Fiji FIU, Fiji Police Force, Australian Attorney-General’s Department, New Zealand Police and the former UNODC Pacific Mentor. A number of Fiji Government agencies attended the workshop.

Presentations were delivered on a range of topics including advanced money laundering methodologies, financial interviewing, calculating unexplained wealth and proceeds of crime. Participants were given the opportunity to apply the practical skills gained during the workshop during a hypothetical exercise.

The APG is planning to conduct a similar workshop with a Pacific member in early 2018 and mentoring visits to follow-up on the workshops delivered.