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WCO holds Operation TENTACLE-Eastern Europe Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing in Sofia, Bulgaria

13 octobre 2023

The WCO AML-CTF Programme organized the Operation TENTACLE-Eastern Europe Workshop, from October 9th to 13th, 2023, in Sofia, Bulgaria. A total of seventeen committed Customs and FIU officials from ten WCO Member countries, alongside esteemed representatives from partner organizations like the Egmont Group and INTERPOL, came together for a rigorous five-day workshop.

During this period, participants delved into complex subjects such as trade-based money laundering and terrorism financing techniques, global AML/CTF best practices, real-life Case Studies, and interactive Practical Exercises. The workshop emphasized the pivotal role of inter-agency collaboration in combating money laundering and terrorist financing on a global scale.

An essential aspect of the workshop was the active participation of the country representatives, who shared valuable insights into their respective countries' Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) Regimes. Through specific case studies and engaging dialogues, participants refined their AML/CTF investigative techniques, fostering a sense of camaraderie and mutual understanding among nations.

The workshop culminated in a strong collective commitment to intensify inter-agency collaboration. This shared determination ensures a united front against organized criminals exploiting the intricacies of the international trade system. Through combined efforts and expertise, these professionals are better equipped to safeguard global financial networks and protect communities from illicit activities.

The success of the TENTACLE-Eastern Europe Workshop is a testament to the dedication of all participants, partner organizations, and professionals involved. Their collective efforts exemplify a commitment to creating a safer and more secure global landscape, reinforcing the significance of collaborative action in the face of international crime.