Dominican law enforcement plan fights organized crime long term
Santo Domingo.- aninteragency task force was coordinatedby the Justice Ministry Thursday to define a short and medium term action plan tobolster prevention, detection and prosecution of money laundering.
Anti-Money Laundering prosecutor GermánMiranda headed the Worktable against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, amongother senior law enforcement officials.
The table the superintendence Banks,Securities, Insurance, the antinarcotics agency (DNCD), the National Police,the Customs Agency and the guild of lawyers, of notaries and of accountants,among others also form part of the task force.
Miranda said the plan to be drawnup to prosecute money laundering and organized crime resulted from a consensus fromall government agencies and private sector stakeholders.
He said the work table forms partof the State’s political will to adapt its performances to the 40 new recommendationsbeing implemented by the International Financial Action Group.
The official said the work table adheresto a legal cooperation agreement between the Justice Ministry and the various agenciesto strengthen the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorists.