PNP, AMLC partner to go after dirty money of terrorists, drug syndicates

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Philippines National Police (PNP and Anti concealment Council (AMLC) on Monday have joined forces to extend their efforts on tackling money launderers and terrorist financing inside the country. PNP chief Gen PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas and AMLC executive Mel Georgie Racela signed a Memorandum of Agreement which will completely operationalize the newly-completed PNP-AMLC Fusion Center Inside the PNP Head Quarters in Camp Crame Quezon City.

“The Center will work as an information-sharing hub for both the PNP and AMLC to efficiently trade information, maximize resources, designing operations, and improve both PNP and ALC to combat concealment operations against terrorist financing activities and other crimes by taking data from different sources,” said Chief Gen. Sinas.

It will strengthen the financial investigation not just only in drug-related cases but also with terrorist groups” He said.

Sinas also mentioned that Offices like Intelligence Group (IG), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG), and Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) are a part of the Interfusion.

“They will stay there and if the coordination with AMLC is required they need an office where they will meet and discuss.  The purpose of MOA is to train the enhancement capability of personnel regarding the financial investigation and data sharing,” said Sinas.

 

BY KHALID MANGONDATO

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