GAFILAT-EU strengthens cooperation in combating corruption and money laundering in Latin America

Enhancing skills in asset recovery and money laundering investigations was the focus of a specialised five-day training course for law enforcement officers in Latin America that took place from 20 – 24 April in Santiago (Chile).

Part of an already established collaboration between the GAFILAT-EU project and the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for South America, the asset recovery and money laundering investigation course focused on corruption-related issues.

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The Team Leader of the GAFILAT-EU project stressed that the course was a result of the shared commitment of GAFILAT, the European Union and INTERPOL to combat money laundering and organized crime as well as deliver results required by the public.

Mr. Rafael Peña, head of the INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Buenos Aires said that they are delivering a service to their member countries by ensuring investigators have the training and access they need to specialists in the field, and that they will continue these efforts as part of their cooperation with the GAFILAT-EU project.

The course, hosted by the Chilean Investigative Police, was attended by representatives from 12 countries; Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Spain and Uruguay.