On 26 and 27 November the Mission to Serbia organized a two-day seminar during which participants learned about the use of alternative banking platforms and remittance systems for money laundering purposes and the financing of terrorism.
One expert from the UK, together with an expert from the Cybercrime Department of the Serbian police delivered presentations on the means terrorists use to raise funds and to transfer money within criminal organizations. The activity included also practical exercises and a case-study.
The event gathered 25 participants from police, prosecution and the Ministry of Finance’s Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering (APML), which is Serbia’s Financial Intelligence Unit. This initiative is part of the overall Mission’s efforts to enhance police capacities to combat trans-national, organized and other forms of serious crime.