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UIF and Supreme Court will exchange information on financial crimes

The Financial Information Unit (UIF) and the Supreme Court signed, this Wednesday, a protocol for exchanging information and strengthening the system for combating and preventing crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

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The general director of the UIF, Gilberto Capeça, in statements to the press at the end of the event, highlighted the matters for which the protocol initialed between the two institutions is important, which also aims to align statistics between them.

Gilberto Capeça detailed that the protocol allows the FIU to access, or be aware of, a set of information to strengthen case statistics and that in the processes under trial which contain citations on crimes of money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, have the necessary contributions for convictions.

"Within the scope of this system, we need and must exchange information, fundamentally with law enforcement bodies – and the Supreme Court is a law enforcement body –, therefore, this protocol is relevant, because it will allow whenever the UIF needs some information or the Supreme Court itself also needs it, we have an instrument that allows us to do so", he explained.

Within the scope of investigations, the UIF "often needs to seek information to support" its work "from open and closed sources, and the Supreme Court is one of the sources that can guarantee us this type of information", he said.

The director general of the UIF said that Angola "is doing well" when it comes to combating and preventing terrorism, stressing that the National Risk Assessment (ANR) that Angola carried out, from 2017 to 2019, indicates so.

"We are fine, we have no cases of terrorist financing in Angola", he highlighted, indicating, however, that there are "cases of money laundering, associated with underlying crimes, which are corruption, drug trafficking".

Gilberto Capeça stated that the crime of money laundering should always be a concern, noting that the effort that the authorities have been making is towards prevention.

"Preventing cases of money laundering from occurring, because where there is money laundering it is because there was some illicit financial flow, someone was harmed", he stated.

Gilberto Capeça, mentioned that this type of protocol has already been signed with the Attorney General's Office, with the Criminal Investigation Service, with the General Tax Administration.


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