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British Government assists Guyana to train prosecutors in handling cases of money laundering – 19th Jun 2013

shot0005Local prosecutors are being trained in the area of investigating and confiscating proceeds of financial crimes.

The training is held at the Grand Coastal Hotel on the East Coast and is a collaborative effort between Guyana Government and the British High Commission.

A guide will be created which will help local prosecutors to carry out their mandate.

Director of Public Persecution Shalimar Ali-Hack said the objective of the guide is to assist the local prosecutors in their duties.

While this is a new area in Guyana, internationally, its not  a new concept, to this end, Alex Ferguson, Legal Officer and prosecutor in the British system said the only way prosecutors and Government can tackle  organized crime is to take away the money.

British High Commissioner Andrew Ayre said that trafficking in cocaine continues to offer the highest profit margin in the area of organized crime.

Participation in  the workshop came from the DPP chambers and the Guyana Police Force.

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