From May to July 2022, the GLACY+ project organised a series of advisory workshops on Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Online Crime Proceeds in five of the project’s priority countries: Nigeria (24-26 May), Ghana (30 May – 1 June), Chile (14-16 June), Paraguay (21-23 June), and Philippines (4-6 July).
Conducted by INTERPOL, as implementing partner of the GLACY+ project, each 3-day workshop aimed to increase knowledge and share expertise and good practices for cybercrime and financial crime investigations. Discussions focused on sharing modus operandi regarding money laundering techniques using virtual assets and response mechanisms, identifying challenges in financial investigations for law enforcement authorities (LEA), Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and industry actors, and strengthening formal and informal cooperation.
The missions were organised in person, enabling the participation of around 30 participants per country, including representatives from the law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities, public policy makers, FIU, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) or the Asset Recovery Networks.
The program of capacity building initiatives developed by INTERPOL under the GLACY+ Project will continue strengthening the response to cybercrime in GLACY+ countries.