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Prosecutors, Police Receive Training in Combating Organised Crime

Officials from the Provincial Prosecutor and Public Security Departments of four central provinces are taking part in a training programme on countering organised crime on Jul 4-7 in Vientiane Province.

The training was organised by the Supreme People’s Prosecutor and the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) from Luxembourg. This initiative is part of a series of trainings that ILSTA is delivering to law enforcement officials nationwide.

An overview of crime types included environmental crimes, such as illicit wildlife trafficking, violent crime, and drug crime, as well as looking at emerging crime types like cybercrime and white-collar crime, ending with a specific focus on anti-money laundering (AML).

The training focused on in-depth studies of human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and a presentation on anti-money laundering (AML). The participants examined case studies and took part in legal analysis of the procedural steps to prosecute a case in accordance with the law.

The training was officially opened by Bounyang Chandalasane, Deputy Prosecutor General of Lao PDR, and Richard Philip part, ILSTA President, and attended by officials from Vientiane Capital, Bolikhamxay,Xaysomboun and Vientiane Provinces.

Organised crime is a threat to our national security and has grown more complex, posing increasing challenges for law enforcement in many countries including Laos. So this training is very important for our officials to learn from international experience and best practices in countering all forms of organised crime, especially human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and money laundering, said Mr Bounyang Chandalasane.

The trainings, which are supported financially by the Ministry of Finance of Luxembourg, will improve awareness and understanding and showcase the best practices in combating different types of organised crime and the nexus with money laundering.

Source: Lao News Agency