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RGP attends Law Enforcement Network meeting in Prague

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A representative from the Royal Gibraltar Police attended the ninth edition of the OECD-sponsored Law Enforcement Network meeting in Prague in the Czech Republic.

Inspector Cavallo Soane was among police officers, prosecutors, investigating judges and other legal experts involved in specialised anti-corruption investigations.

This year’s meeting which was attended by members of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia discussed topics such as independence of prosecutors, detection of corruption and international cooperation in corruption cases.

Mr Soane attended the conference in his capacity as the LEN national contact point for CARIN (Camden Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network), an international organisation which focuses on disrupting criminal activity through asset tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of illicit proceeds.

During the event, Mr Soane gave a presentation on the value of international networks like CARIN, how it can be used.
He also explained why countries should be adopting membership to access its benefits, training opportunities, general advice and guidance.

Mr Soane also spoke about how CARIN has been instrumental in tackling drug trafficking, money laundering, international fraud and arms trafficking among other serious crimes.

Gibraltar has been a member of CARIN since its launch in 2004.

Mr Soane said: “CARIN has already proved its worth to law enforcement and judicial agencies battling global organised crime.”

“The fact that it is an informal network of contacts where the human element plays a key role, enhances its overall effectiveness.”

“It was a great honour to be representing CARIN and the Royal Gibraltar Police at this international meeting.”

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