FIU AND PUBLIC PROSECUTOR STARTS “CLIENT INVESTIGATION”
WILLEMSTAD – The Financial Intelligence Unit Curaçao, together with the Public Prosecutor, started with a campaign to promote notification of unusual transactions and to do “client investigation”.
The objective of this campaign is for the FIU ta get more, faster and accurate information about unusual transactions. To prevent money laundering, there are different institutions like the bank, car dealers, casino’s, notary and trust offices that must supply information to FIU.
They must also identify their clients and in some cases they must do an investigation on the source of funds. FIU will judge if the information supplied for an unusual transaction is suspicious. If a transaction is suspicious, FIU will transfer the case to the investigation department to continue with the investigation.
The campaign starts directly on the realty sector. The yearly report of FIU indicates that realty offices are sending very low information and there are some offices that are not sending any information. The result of the investigation will be send to the Public Prosecutor to determine if it’s necessary to start a criminal investigation.