Archive for May, 2016

Belize to fight against Money Laundering

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Belize’s Financial Intelligence Unit and Belize Police have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening the jurisdiction’s safeguards against financial crime.

According to the Financial Intelligence Unit, the memorandum will strengthen the existing cooperation and facilitate the analysis and investigation of suspected money laundering, associated offenses, and the financing of terrorism.

Implementation of the document is expected to increase the potential sources of information available to both the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Police in their fight against crime. Also, joint operations between the authorities will be possible.

The Financial Intelligence Unit is the Belizean authority dealing with the enforcement and implementation of all anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations and the prevention of domestic tax evasion.