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Uruguay advances in actions against money laundering and terrorist financing

Uruguay advances in actions against money laundering and terrorist financing

The Coordinating Commission against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing met this week at the Executive Tower.

The Executive Tower attended a meeting of the Coordinating Commission against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing where a fine-tuning of the main topics that will be worked on was carried out with the aim of strengthening the system in the short and medium term.

The meeting took place in Executive Tower and was attended by the undersecretaries of the ministries of the Inside; Economy and Finance; Defense, and Education and Culture. Authorities from the Central Bank of Uruguaythe Attorney General’s Office, the Judiciary, the State Strategic Intelligence Secretariat and the National Secretariat for the Fight against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Senaclaft).

This is the first meeting chaired by the Pro-Secretary of the Presidency, Mariana Cabrera, since assuming his position in December of last year. The leader pointed out the importance of addressing the prevention and fight against these crimes in the highest body of the system. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (ALACFT)which will hold regular meetings and set clear objectives for the coming months.

For its part, Senaclaf carried out an update on the issues that should be worked on to strengthen the system in the short and medium term.

The changes necessary to combat money laundering

According to the national secretary of Senaclaf, Jorge Chediakit is necessary to improve the prosecution of different crimes and add a greater amount of work to assist the agents who must issue reports of suspicious operations.

The secretary of the Senaclaft slipped the possibility of working on legal modifications to improve the fight against money laundering, when speaking at the Conversation on the new National ML/TF Risk Assessment: main threats, vulnerabilities and recommended actions.

In turn, the former secretary of the Senaclaft and president of World Compliance Association, Daniel Espinosa, He considered that the country “is not adequately facing” the problem and considered that it is in a “more vulnerable” state.

In that sense, he requested a greater amount of resources for specialized agencies in the fight against organized crime, but also raised the need to improve coordination in work. By focusing on activities where capital from organized crime is laundered, Thorny He pointed out that the reports of suspicious operations emanating from the agents obliged to issue warnings are low.

Source: Ambito

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