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Cook Islands Investigations Training

27 March 2017
Money Laundering and Criminal Asset Confiscation Investigation and Litigation Training, COOK ISLANDS

The APG conducted a money laundering and criminal asset confiscation investigation training workshop in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 27 to 30 March 2017. The workshop is the second 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 Government of Cook Islands and delivered by experts from Cook Islands Crown Law, Cook Islands FIU, Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission, Australian Attorney-General’s Department, New Zealand Police and the UNODC Pacific Mentor. A number of Cook Islands Government agencies and Ministries 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 similar workshops with Pacific members over the coming months.