Govt has zero interest in going after the proceeds of crime says Joe Harmon
APNU executive member Joseph Harmon has said the government does not want the law- enforcement agencies to touch the proceeds of crime. His comments come in the light of the government’s refusal to agree with recommendations by APNU regarding amendments to the law against money laundering.
Harmon said one of the recommendations made by his party was for the law-enforcement agencies to be able to deal with money laundering inside of Guyana.
Harmon believes that the act itself in sections 37 and 67 provides for seizures of currency. He said section 67 of the act deals directly with the countering of financial of terrorism, while section 37 deals with money laundering.
The government and the opposition remains at odds on the bill and both sides of the house are not about to accept the blame for the failure to have the amended legislation pass in the national assembly.