Workshop zooms in on detecting money laundering at border controls

Fadley Faisal

The Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) organised a two-day workshop on ‘Detecting Money Laundering at the Border Controls’ on June 24 and 25 for 20 officers from the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED).

The workshop at the RCED demonstrates the co-operation between the AGC and RCED in achieving the common objective of combatting money laundering.

The workshop discussed the Cross-border Movement of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instrument which is globally identified as a means of money laundering and terrorism financing.

It involved lectures from Deputy Public Prosecutors on the co-relation between money laundering and the movement of physical currency and bearer negotiable instruments through Brunei Darussalam’s border controls and the range of powers available to RCED investigators under the Criminal Asset Recovery Order, 2012.

It also touched on best investigation practices based on a real life case analysis. The session concluded with participants being given case scenarios to demonstrate their knowledge.

The delivery of the workshop signifies AGC’s commitment to its role in the National Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism Committee (NAMLC) to further improve the quality of investigations and enhance the knowledge of law enforcement agencies in detecting money laundering.

This workshop is part of a series organised with other law enforcement agencies.