The Philippine National Police and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Monday joined forces to boost efforts against money launderers and terrorist financing in the country.
PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas and AMLC executive director Mel Georgie Racela signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will fully operationalize the newly-completed PNP-AMLC Fusion Center inside the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Sinas said the center will serve as the information sharing hub between the PNP and the AMLC to efficiently exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability of the PNP and the AMLC to fight money laundering, terrorist financing, and other crimes by merging data from a variety of sources.
“It will strengthen the financial investigation not only in drug cases but also terrorist groups,” Sinas said.
He said part of the interfusion are offices of the Intelligence Group (IG), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Anti-Kidnapping group (AKG) and Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG).
“They will stay there so that if coordination with AMLC is needed they have a specific office where to meet and discuss. Of course, the purpose of MOA is training enhancement capability of personnel regarding financial investigation and data sharing),” he said. SOVEREIGNPH