March 12, 2019 Mustafa Beqiri

Annual Report to the National Security Commission

On 12 March 2019, an annual report was conducted at the National Security Commission, in which the Director General of the Department for Prevention of Money Laundering (DGPT), Mr. Arlind Gjokuta, made an introduction to the institutional activity for 2018. In reporting Mr. Gjokuta initially expressed his appreciation for the continued support that this commission gave to the GDPML and on the following presented the main issues of the institution’s annual activity in terms of inter-institutional coordination of work within the country’s assessment of the Council Moneyval Committee Europe, work on information analysis and co-operation with competent authorities, referrals made to the General Prosecutor’s Office and the State Police Directorate on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, measures for temporary blocking of suspicious transactions, progress of the process sequestration and cone their contribution, the contribution of the GDPML to the working groups in the fight against organized crime, the exchange of information at international level with the financial intelligence partner units and the increase of institutional capacities.

In the following, Mr. Jukuta answered the questions of the members of the Commission regarding the issues related to the effectiveness of the process of confiscation of funds and property of criminal origin, referrals of information to competent bodies, court decisions on temporary blocking of transactions and punishments, inter-institutional cooperation, the progress of the Moneyval Committee’s evaluation report recommendations, the effects of prohibition on gambling in the country’s pre-emptive system, money laundering typologies and terrorist financing in our country.

At the end of this meeting, the committee again expressed its support for the progress of the work and further progress of the GDPML activity at the national and international level.