Dubai Police to offer Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing – News


A training of trainers on the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism will be held next week.



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Published: Sun 20 Feb 2022, 12:01

Dubai Police and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed an agreement to develop an international degree specializing in the fight against money laundering. money and the financing of terrorism.

The agreement was signed at the Fazaa Pavilion at Expo 2020 by Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, and Judge Dr Hatem Ali, UNODC Regional Director , in the presence of Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations (CID); Hamid Al Zaabi, Director General of the Executive Office for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing; Brigadier Abdulaziz Al Ahmad, Deputy Director General of the Federal Criminal Police at the Ministry of Interior, Chairman of the Sub-Committee of Authorities Investigating Money Laundering Crimes in the Emirates; Jawhar Al-Nafisi, Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF); and several officers and individuals on both sides.

A training of trainers on the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism will be held next week.

Expert Colonel Dr. Juma’a Ali Al Rahoumi, Director of the Anti-Money Laundering Department at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigations, said the degree takes into account the methodology of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the strategy of the General Secretariat of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and all related international conventions.

He explained that the degree consists of 19 science subjects which mainly focus on the proof of the crime of money laundering and the effective tracking of illegal assets and criminal proceeds in accordance with the FATF standards on the investigation of inferences and the tracking money transfers between financial institutions.

Al Rahoumi further pointed out that the degree targets personnel from 21 entities at the federal and local levels, all of which are linked to the UAE’s Executive Office for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

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“We will follow the same approach in the application of the diploma on the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, which we are launching at the national level, and in the coming years it will be available for other countries in the regional and international levels. We hope that this degree will be the main driver of an integrated professional development program on the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism,” said Justice Ali.

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