RSS ARU Hosts Civil Cash Seizure, Detention And Forfeiture Webinar
Regional Security System | Friday, October 16, 2020
The Regional Security System’s Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU), hosted a Webinar series with a training workshop on Civil Cash Seizure, Detention and Forfeiture. (Stock photo)
Cash seizure, detention and forfeiture are effective mechanisms used to deprive criminals of their ill-gotten gains, and enhances the region’s security, stability and well-being.
To this end, the Regional Security System’s Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU), hosted a Webinar series with a training workshop on Civil Cash Seizure, Detention and Forfeiture. This training was delivered to law enforcement officers, financial investigators, customs officers and representatives from the Directors of Public Prosecutions and Attorney General’s offices drawn from across the seven RSS Member States.
The event examined and facilitated the sharing of best practices in investigating, managing and prosecuting civil cash seizure, detention and forfeiture matters. It also presented an opportunity to review cash seizure policies, present case studies and discuss recent cash seizure trends and patterns.
Discussions revolved around challenges pertaining to data and evidence collection, statistics and finding solutions to procedural challenges in investigating and prosecuting cash seizure cases. Participants welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with their regional and international counterparts who are involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption.
The panel of expert presenters at the webinar was drawn from the Financial Intelligence Units of the RSS Member States, CFATF, CARICOM IMPACS, Jamaica, France and the UK.
The RSS ARU provides technical assistance to the Member States through mentoring on live cases, providing training to law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners in financial investigations and asset recovery, providing legal advice, regularly engaging with stakeholders and advocating for standardized proceeds of crime legislation across the seven RSS Member States.