Participation of IRIFIU representative in a workshop on
“illicit Financial Flows and Balkan Route”
27-28 November 2014, Bucharest- Romania
IRIFIU representative participated in a two-day workshop on “illicit Financial Flows and Balkan route” on 27-28 November 2014 in Bucharest- Romania at SELEC (southeast European Law Enforcement Center) Headquarters.
During the conference IRIFIU representative explained the measures have been done in this center regarding AML/CFT and continued his comprehensive presentation on cash couriers and physical cross-border transportation of currency by foreign citizens from eastern borders of Iran to the Persian-Gulf Countries and also its link with drug trafficking which were highly appreciated by participants.
This conference which jointly organized by SELEC and UNODC, was attended by law enforcement representatives of the SELEC member states such as; Albania, Romania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia and also representatives from Greece, Spain, USA, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Georgia as well as UNODC.
The aim of this conference was to bring together relevant law enforcement representatives of transit and source countries of the so-called “Balkan route of heroin” to discuss the initial findings of the upcoming UNODC study on estimating illicit financial flows as well as further strengthening operational practices in regard to Anti-Money Laundering operations and coordination between anti-drug law enforcement and financial intelligence units.