Home Affairs Minister Rohee says nothing will stop his Government from implementing new legislation – 3rd Apr 2013
The Government of Guyana passed legislation to enable a more-effective response to the threat of drug trafficking in 2009.
The US State Department report of 2013 noted that when Guyana passed in 2009, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, the Interception of Communications Bill, and the Criminal Procedure Bill, it was designed to enhance the investigative capabilities of the law enforcement authorities and prosecution of convicted drug traffickers. To date, however, the Government has sought no prosecutions under these laws.
The Minister was speaking recently in an interview with members of the media.
In fact the Minister feels, until Guyana can improve the money laundering legislation, enhance the Financial Intelligence Unit and move to another level Guyana could be limited if these improvements are not put in place.
The US State Department also called on Guyana to act against corrupt money.
The US State Department said it was looking forward to tangible progress on the enforcement of laws against money laundering and financial crimes.