EURoL II Workshop on Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery

Podgorica, 26 – 28 March 2018 – EURoL II organised a three-days long workshop on financial investigations and asset recovery, which took place in Podgorica, at the EU Info Centre.

Some of the topics of the well-attended workshop included the  importance of financial investigations in criminal cases and the preconditions for complex investigations; the challenges in financial investigations – investigative techniques into cases of transnational serious crime (organized crime, drug trafficking, smuggling, corruption, traffic human beings); tools and challenges of criminal asset recovery; the cooperation between law enforcement and other agencies in this area, as well as some case studies.

The conclusion of the workshop allowed for a fruitful discussion between the two experts (notably, Mr. Palazzo, Deputy Chief of Department of Judicial Police of the Public Prosecutor’s office and Mr. Perduca, Italian Chief Prosecutor) with the participants. The latter came from different institutions in Montenegro, namely High Prosecution Office, Basic Prosecution Offices from different cities, Special Police Unit, Division for Combatting Organised Crime and Corruption, Economic Crime Suppression Section, State Property Management Administration, Sector for Seized Property, Customs Investigation Department and the Administration for prevention of Money Laundering and financing of Terrorism.

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