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Sihanoukville court tackles money laundering

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$2.2 million in cash that was brought into Cambodia by two suspects in July, 2019. POLICE

Sihanoukville court tackles money laundering

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has set up a working group of specialists who will coordinate the processing of all cases related to money laundering and cybercrime occurring in the province.

According to the February 21 notice, the team consists of 11 members, with court director Kor Vandy and prosecutor Seang Sok as co-chairs.

The group’s role is to research and monitor legal documents and instructions related to money laundering and cybercrime.

They will use their knowledge to liaise with various authorities to prosecute cases associated with these crimes, and with laws related to combating the financing of terrorism.

The working group will also be responsible for drafting procedures for these cases and preparing supporting documents. It will monitor the implementation of these procedures, and develop a strategic plan aimed at combating these crimes.

The group will meet regularly every month and submit regular reports to the co-chairs. The provincial administrative secretariat shall facilitate these meetings.

Provincial court spokesman Huot Vichet told The Post on February 23 that he did not know how many money laundering cases had been tried in the province over the years.

“I do not have the data at hand, and I don’t want to guess and contradict future reports. When the secretariat issues a report, I will be able to give you a clear answer,” he said, noting that such a working group was established in the past and was now reorganised.

He did not provide details on its duties and responsibilities, referring reporters to the official notice.

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