From 7 to 11 May, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo delivered an advanced training course in financial investigation, money laundering, intelligence management, restraint and seizure of assets and confiscation, for representatives of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Kosovo Police, Agency for Administration of Confiscated or Sequestrated Assets, and Special Prosecution Office.
The aim of the training was to improve participants’ abilities to deal with financial crimes on an ad hoc basis in their future work. The training mainly focused on categories of financial crime, the difference between intelligence and evidence, and the importance of case management logs. During the training course, participants agreed to promote legislative amendments to remedy identified shortcomings, such as the absence of both credit reference agencies and a functioning cash-seizure-scheme as measures at the disposal of law enforcement agencies. Participants also engaged in a series of case studies reflecting real-life scenarios.