Law enforcement needs to diversify investigation and investigation methods – Hoy 24

The head of the Family Protection and Special Groups Division of the Public Ministry, Muhammad Shabib, believes that law enforcement agencies have an urgent need to diversify the means of investigation and investigation to include regular procedures such as inspection, listening and interrogation, as well as parallel investigations, especially the financial investigation by tracking financial activity related to the two crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

The aforementioned judicial official was reviewing Morocco’s efforts to combat the crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in relation to the crime of money laundering, at the UN Regional Conference on “Fight against financial income from crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling: priorities and challenges”, held in Egypt from September 4 to 6.

He added that, in this context, laws and institutions were adopted to achieve this objective, in accordance with the relevant international conventions, and explained that in this sense, the law on the crime of money laundering was adopted after the ratification of the Convention of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the subsequent creation of the National Financial Information authority.

He added that in line with the gradual and interactive vision with the recommendations of the Financial Action Team, and in the context of strengthening the legislative system to combat money laundering, the reform of the Criminal Law and the Law to Combat Money Laundering was issued. of money. , which included legislative developments in preventive and precautionary terms.

He also reviewed the legal framework to combat human trafficking developed by Morocco, through the issuance of the law that defines the protection requirements for victims of human trafficking and defines the crime of human trafficking and its criminal sanctions. In addition, it includes the creation of a national committee to coordinate measures to combat and prevent human trafficking.

In the same context, he mentioned the law on the entry and stay of foreigners in Morocco and illegal immigration, as well as the national strategy for asylum and migration, which is part of the continuity of the structural procedures on immigration and asylum initiated by Morocco since September 2013.

He also highlighted the efforts made by the Public Ministry to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and noted that the Public Ministry began involvement in the national strategy dedicated to combating this type of crime, at the national and international levels.

The aforementioned conference, organized by the United Nations Regional Office on Drugs and Crime for the Middle East and North Africa, in collaboration with the Egyptian Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Unit and with the support of the Netherlands, will feature the participation of more than 70 representatives of law enforcement, financial investigation units, the Public Ministry, the judiciary and financial institutions from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, Algeria and Libya, as well as experts and speakers from various organizations specialized regional and international