The 1st National Training on Financial Investigations and prosecutions related to forest and land use crimes workshop began on Monday.
It is being conducted through the Bank of PNG’s Financial Analyses & Supervision Unit (FASU) in conjunction with Interpol.
FASU is PNG’s financial intelligence unit and is responsible for supervising and monitoring compliance of all financial institutions, businesses and professionals.
It is also responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating financial intelligence to enforcement agencies and other similar international bodies for law enforcement purposes.
FASU Deputy Director, Wilson Onea, says through this training, key government agencies such as police, customs, the Lands Department and Forest Authority and other government bodies work together to combat forest and land use crime.
The 1st National Training on Financial Investigations and prosecutions related to forest and land use crimes workshop ended on Thursday.