The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior
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| Banja Luka | Thursday, 30/11/2017

A meeting between members of RS MoI, SIPA, Republic Prosecutor’s Office of Republic of Srpska, prosecutors and experts from State Bureau of Investigations of Republic of Slovenia was held in Banja Luka from 27 to 30 November. It was organised by EU project IPA 2013 “Support to fight against money laundering” with the support of Republic of Srpska Ministry of Interior, with the aim of improving standards in investigations of criminal offences of money laundering, predicate criminal offences, and in this respect, financing terrorist activities.
Through a case study, practical exercises and discussion, experts on economic crime exchanged experiences about planning and leading financial investigations, way of acquiring information and methods of best qualifications of criminal offences.
Criminal offences of abuse of office in business activities, money laundering and its elements according to Slovenian judicial practice and defining of suspicious transactions were in focus of the meeting.
In addition, international police coordination and mutual legal assistance in disclosure of economic crime offences of international character - with special emphasis on “off shore” companies and “off shore” accounts – were discussed.
The final goal of these activities is improvement of standards in investigation procedure in money laundering cases, predicate criminal offences and financing terrorism with a special emphasis on quantity, category and tracking proceeds of crime in order to ensure their freezing, seizure and final confiscation.