CEPOL WBFI In-Service Training Programme kicks off in Pristina

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CEPOL WBFI In-Service Training Programme kicks off in Pristina
12 October 2018

'Financial Investigations in relation to Drug Trafficking' was the subject of the first training activity organised by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) within the framework of the capacity building project Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project)[1]. It took place in Pristina, Kosovo* from 8-12 October.

The activity offered 29 law enforcement and judicial officers from Kosovo* law enforcement organizations -such as the Kosovo Academy for Public Safety (KAPS), Kosovo Prosecution Service, Kosovo Customs (KC), Kosovo Tax Administration (KTA) officers and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), as well as two Kosovo* court judges - the opportunity to gain in depth understanding in the field.

More specifically, topics such as intelligence led investigations, OSINT and darknet investigations, cyber threats, challenges in asset recovery, various forms of money laundering in drug trafficking, drug markets on the internet and darknet, joint investigation teams, were covered by speakers from Europol, UNODC and experts in the field from the UK and Italy.

[1]The capacity-building project Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project) aims at developing and sustaining institutional capacity of the law enforcement agencies of the beneficiary countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo*) in order to prevent, investigate and prosecute transnational organised crime and financing terrorism. The FI project is funded by the European Commission under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPAII) and it is an integral part of the second IISG Pillar (WBCSCi).

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

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