Security agencies move to contain economic crimes

KIGALI – About 30 personnel from the Rwanda National Police (RNP), the National Security Services (NSS) and National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), yesterday, started a four-day training course in Financial Investigation Course.
Security agencies are building internal capacity to deal with high tech crimes. (File photo)
Security agencies are building internal capacity to deal with high tech crimes. (File photo)

KIGALI – About 30 personnel from the Rwanda National Police (RNP), the National Security Services (NSS) and National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), yesterday, started a four-day training course in Financial Investigation Course.

The course, part of a global programme against money laundering, proceeds of crime and financing of terrorism, is aimed at enhancing participants’ skills in the fight against money laundering investigation and control of terrorist financing.

The programme, jointly funded by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Belgium government, will also include legal procedural processes in Rwanda, giving the participants a chance to learn the legislative aspects of financial crime.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Stanley Nsabimana, while officially opening the training, said that the course will help build the capacity of local security agencies.

He added that the training will help address the relationship between the national police and prosecutors and “ensure that satisfactory evidence is presented to courts in cases involving terrorist financing and money laundering.”

Nsabimana outlined terrorism, drug and human trafficking, money laundering, and arms smuggling, as some of the crimes that need specialized skills to detect.

“The training aims to provide an opportunity for investigators and prosecutors to develop their knowledge and skills in financial investigation, and to understand more about terrorist financing and money laundering methods,” said Nsabimana.

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