Law Enforcement Financial Investigation Workshops - Cook Islands, Palau & Samoa
Three in-person workshops on financial investigations for law enforcement authorities in the Pacific region were conducted between March and May 2023:
- 27 - 30 March in the Cook Islands;
- 24 - 27 April in Palau; and
- 16 - 19 May in Samoa, in collaboration with the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre (PTCCC).
Each four-day workshop focused on financial investigations of higher-risk predicate crimes, money laundering investigations and asset confiscation. A key part of the workshops was a hypothetical scenario tailored to the target jurisdiction’s money laundering risks and legal framework. The workshops were delivered by Mr Michael Petty, and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of the Pacific AML/CFT Capacity Development Programme.
These in-person workshops followed a series of four virtual workshops delivered to law enforcement authorities in the Pacific region in 2021-2022.