By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Fraud and Anti- Corruption Directorate have completed the first of three fraud investigator courses. A total of 30 investigators and police prosecutors attended the training.
The course participants included representatives from the Southern Region; Kiunga, Tabubil, Daru, Kerema, Central, Popondetta and Alotau, NCD, CID Boroko, Prosecutions, NFACD, Internal Affairs Directorate, Police Headquarters and Internal Investigators from the Bank South Pacific.
The main theme of the course was on Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime investigations.
An expert on anti-money laundering from Australia was one of the guest speakers who took one whole day to deliver the training.
Money laundering offences were created by the Proceeds of Crime Act, 2005 and amended in 2016 hence, new types crimes in PNG. Therefore the course also served as an awareness and training for the investigators and Police prosecutors on Money Laundering and proceeds of crime investigations.
The second course will be conducted in Kokopo while the third will be in Madang. The training was funded by AusAid.