Workshop on Financial Investigations Related to Money Laundering Crimes Linked to Smuggling

​The Anti-Money Laundering Permanent Committee (AMLPC) organized a workshop titled "Financial Investigations related to Money Laundering Crimes linked to Smuggling" during the period from 22-26/8/2021 at the AMPLC headquarters in the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA)

The workshop was attended by (33) participants representing a number of the concerned authorities, namely: the Ministry of Interior (the General Directorate of Public Security and the General Directorate for Narcotics Control), the Presidency of State Security (the General Department of Financial Intelligence "SAFIU"), the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA), the Public Prosecution, the Ministry of Commerce, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the Saudi Central Bank, and the Permanent Committee for Legal Assistance Requests.

This workshop is part of the second phase of the technical assistance program, which aims to assist specialists from the concerned authorities in enhancing and developing their capabilities, and providing them with the necessary skills in conducting financial investigations, prosecutions and asset recovery in money laundering crimes. In addition, the training focused on enhancing the capabilities to increase international cooperation through formal legal assistance requests.

Furthermore, the workshop comes in continuation of achieving the strategic objectives and the national action plan in combating money laundering and terrorist financing approved by the Councils of Ministers, which included in one of its objectives "Strengthening the training programs held for the concerned authorities through holding workshops in the field of developing methods of investigation and prosecutions in money laundering cases".