Zambia Legal Professionals Empowered To Adopt Assets Forfeiture To Curb Money Laundering.

Zambia Legal Professionals Empowered To Adopt Assets Forfeiture To Curb Money Laundering.

AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Zambian Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) presented a two day workshop on Anti Money Laundering (AML) & Asset Forfeiture on 23rd -24th August 2018 at Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia.

The workshop was officially opened by the Attorney General of Zambia Hon. Likando Kalaluka, he said that Zambia is committed to ending Money Laundering through the proper implementation of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crimes 2010 Act, which will be enhanced by capacity building law enforcement agencies through similar forums.

The Director General of ACC Kapetwa Phiri, in his opening remarks thanked AGA for engaging in the fight against human trafficking in Zambia and said that the commission looks forward to many other collaborations in the near future

AGA-Africa Programme Board Member, Mr. Markus Green ESQ in his opening remarks said that Money Laundering is a threat to both economic growth and social development across the globe and that organized criminal syndicates are continuously looking for new means to co-mingle the proceeds of their illicit activities. Mr. Green called for an Increase in the ability to enhance the effectiveness of the Anti-Money laundering capabilities which will reinforce continued global fight against cross border crimes such as human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, illegal drugs, cybercrime and other insidious transnational crimes.

AGA facilitators, Jorge H. Duque – Criminal Investigator, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, together with Andrea Surratt – Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, facilitated an interactive session on effective investigation techniques and tools that can detect and deter money laundering and corruption.