Police End Course in Economic Crimes

JERICHO, October 26, 2013 (WAFA) – Eight Palestinian police officers ended Saturday a three-day intensive course in economic crimes and money laundering organized and supervised by the EUPOL COPPS, according to press statements.

The course aimed at providing awareness of economic crimes and money laundering and to enable participants to teach other officers dealing with such crimes to a basic level, said an EUPOL COPPS release.

“The participants gained an in-depth understanding of the definitions and current trends of this type of crime from an international perspective and gave the opportunity for the review of certain legislative framework and related human rights issues relating to these activities,” it added.

A statement by the public relations office in the civil police department said the eight officers received training in economic crimes, including tax evasion, money laundering, credit card fraud, Internet fraud and intellectual property crimes.

Zaher Sabah, director of the Palestine Academy for Police Sciences, said at the graduation ceremony that the purpose behind this course and others is to improve the standard of the officers in dealing with economic crimes in order to serve the people better.