Published July 13, 2018
On this day, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA San Salvador) concluded an important course called Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering. The course was attended by law enforcement professionals from Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and El Salvador.
The course was taught by experts of the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America (DEA).
The training lasted a week and was designed for law enforcement professionals to learn all about the identification, evaluation, tracking and seizure of financial assets. The students learned about the investigative techniques used to identify and analyze the money laundering activities carried out by the organizations involved in drug trafficking.
The participants looked into the procedures that traffickers used to hide their assets and the methods law enforcement can employ to locate them and use them. The participants were presented with examples of how smugglers seek to evade the law.
Students learned about the advantages and benefits of using financial documents to investigate traffickers and to demonstrate their unjustified wealth for purposes of prosecution. They also learned about ways to seize and forfeit assets derived from money laundering.
The authorities of ILEA San Salvador will continue to support training courses that provide professionals in law enforcement with new knowledge and tools to counteract transnational criminal groups.