Enhancing the capacities of the Judiciary Police to fight economic crimes in Guinea-Bissau

October 6, 2021

Photo: UNDP, 2021

With the support of UNDP, 20 investigators and experts from Guinea-Bissau’s Judiciary Police were trained on “Economic Crime: Recovery of Financial Assets” in a six-day intense training, held in Bissau.

The course brought together staff from the Judiciary Police placed in the brigades with skills for detecting, preventing, and repressing economic and financial crime. Topics covered included property crime, corruption, money laundering, and financing of terrorism through corruption.

Empowering investigators and experts from the Judiciary Police is a fundamental step in the fight against corruption, money laundering, and organized crime in the country.

The initiative was supported by UNDP Guinea-Bissau under the scope of the project “Strengthening the justice and security sector response to drug trafficking and transnational organized crime to reduce insecurity in Guinea-Bissau” implemented by UNDP, UNODC, and IOM, through the UN Peacebuilding Fund.