AMLC, PDEA Join Hands
In order to strengthen coordination and exchange of information between two leading agencies that are at the forefront of the fight against illegal drugs, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), through its Secretariat, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) held a workshop for Luzon on 19-21 October 2016. This was followed by the AMLC-PDEA Workshop for Visayas on 29-31 March 2017. Since the two (2) workshops proved to be very fruitful, a third workshop for Mindanao was held on 19-23 June 2017. Present during each workshop are at least thirty (30) participants.
The AMLC Secretariat and the PDEA held the series of workshops to harmonize the efforts of the two agencies in handling pending cases referred by each other and apply the lessons learned in future cases. Financial investigators, drug enforcement investigators and intelligence officers actively participated in the workshop to provide first-hand information on the legal and operational aspects of the coordination.
With the improved coordination between the two agencies, the AMLC and the PDEA expect to carry out its legal mandate in the investigation and prosecution of money laundering and drug trafficking cases like a well-oiled machine.