April 3 – 7, 2017 Workshop for the Russia’s Eastern Europe partner states

Published At Apr 6, 2017

A workshop for AML/CTF personnel from Russia’s partner states in South-Eastern Europe “Analytical Methods and Special Techniques of Conducting AML/CTF Investigations” was held on April 3-7, 2017 in Moscow. 

Among the workshop participants there were financial intelligence and law enforcement representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

The workshop was organized by the Federal Financial Monitoring Service, General Administration for Drug Control of the Russian Interior Ministry, International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring (ITMCFM) and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

A list of topics discussed at the workshop included the following:

  • financial investigations into money laundering;
  • ƒAML/CTF international cooperation and information sharing;
  • ƒspecifics of the Russian AML/CTF system;
  • ƒinvestigations into drug-money laundering;
  • ƒprevention of the use of companies registered in offshore jurisdictions for redistribution and laundering of criminal proceeds, etc. 

Besides attending lectures, participants of the workshop were engaged in active discussions, shared experiences, and exchanged views on trends in improving the international AML/CTF system. Following a busy week, all participants agreed on the usefulness and relevance of such informative and fruitful meetings for AML/CTF efforts.