18. 03. 2022
LEICA’s experts shared experiences on prevention of financing terrorism with cryptocurrencies
On 14-18 March 2022, the EU-funded project LEICA (Law Enforcement in Central Asia) organized in Bishkek a regional seminar on the prevention of financing terrorism with cryptocurrencies for 28 participants from law enforcement agencies of Central Asia countries. The training course was aimed at the development of participants’ skills to identify, investigate, and disrupt the financing of terrorism and to strengthen interagency cooperation and links with regional and international partners engaged in countering the financing of terrorism.
The LEICA Director, during the opening session, commending participants' commitment to the program said: “This training on cryptocurrencies will be very useful. Indeed, cryptocurrencies potentially offer opportunities for anonymous or hidden financial transactions. Well-trained specialists are needed to expose them. This exercise on cryptocurrencies will help you to achieve this goal.”
The training program on countering the financing of terrorism has been implemented in Central Asia since the beginning of the project in 2020 and defined in cooperation with EAG (Euro-Asian Group) in order to comply with FATF provisions in the area of AML and CTF.
The training course is part of LEICA multi-year working plan to assist law enforcement agencies in combating terrorism in Central Asia.
The project LEICA is funded by the European Union and is implemented by the French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI Consortium, and INTERPOL is the official supporting partner of the project.