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AG looks to wipe out crime benefits

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

AG looks to wipe out crime benefits

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Barbados is going to make it as tough as possible for people to benefit from the proceeds of crime.
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite gave this commitment yesterday when he addressed a workshop at the Supreme Court Complex in Bridgetown on Countering Terrorism And Its Financing.
He told the participants, including police officers, immigration officials, representatives of Government’s Financial Intelligence Unit and Central Bank of Barbados employees: “We will do all within our power, not withstanding our resource issues, to ensure that persons who benefit from the illegal proceeds of crime . . . that we are able to attack them.”
According to Brathwaite, Government was “very serious about going after their assets”.
He said while some people regarded terrorism as something occurring outside the Caribbean, Barbados and its neighbours were not isolated or “insulated” against the international criminal networks, as some recent cases had indicated. (TY)