On December 4-5, 2014, the United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Montenegro and the Judicial Training Center (JTC), organized a training on Financial Investigations, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery.
The training brought together representatives of the Montenegrin judiciary, prosecution, Tax Administration, Customs Administration, Property Directorate, and Agency for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. This is the second training module on this topic organized and follows on our first training held in April 2014.
During this round of training, participants had an opportunity to engage in practical exercises led by experts from the Netherlands Public Prosecutor Office regarding financial investigations, money laundering and asset recovery. Participants also received training on the conduct of joint criminal investigations and parallel administrative tax investigations from regional experts from BiH and Finland.
This training is part of the U.S. government effort to assist Montenegro in building strong institutions, ready to combat all forms of crime and corruption. Through its Rule of law Section, funded by the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica will continue to provide support to the rule of law reform in Montenegro.