DOHA: A three-day workshop on money laundering and drug trafficking, organised by the Drug Enforcement Administration under the Ministry of Interior started at the DEA headquarters yesterday. It is being held in association with the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
The workshop will cover topics including money laundering and the drug trade, different stages of money laundering and terrorist financing, financial investigation, sources of money laundering, field monitoring and delivery monitoring etc.
Top experts and officers from the US DEA office in Dubai will give lectures during the workshop.
Captain Muhammad Abdullah Al Khater, head of the Studies and International Affairs Section of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said that the workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacity of participants from various search and investigation departments, such as DEA, Preventive Security Department, and CID, in their search and investigation operations against money laundering.
He added that money laundering was interconnected with drug-related crimes as drug were the main source of the funds.