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Monday 01 June, 2020

About Directorate

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The Financial Intelligence Directorate is considered the national centre for receiving suspicious financial transaction cases and reports from all authorities and sectors that are directly involved in fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and illicit cross-border transfer of funds. It analysis those cases before referring them to authorities concerned.
 
The directorate is capable of accessing its various databases, along with the data of government authorities and organisations through direct links with e-channels and systems with high-security specifications to guarantee the protection and confidentiality of information. The directorate also has the right to request for additional information related to reported cases to reinforce analysis and investigation. 
 
The directorate’s tasks are carried out by a team trained and specialised in fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and illicit cross-border transfer of funds, to be able to perform operational analysis and issue strategic analysis reports that are sent to concerned authorities. The directorate works within a risk-based approach for the best utilisation of resources to fight crimes. 
 
The directorate is financially and administratively independent, as it comes under the direct supervision of His Excellency Minister of  Interior. That law empowers the directorate to take procedures, decisions and sign Memorandums of Understanding with counterpart units. It has its own budget for operations and to provide the best training programmes for the staff. 
 
The directorate has been a member in the EGMONT since 2003 and shares good ties with all counterpart units in the EGMONT group. It has signed several Memorandums of Understanding with other countries to exchange information.
 
Vision
 
Security performance excellence in fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and illicit cross-border transfer of funds and regional and international advancement.
 
Mission
 
Contribution to the protection of the national economy from the risks of money laundering, terrorist financing and illicit cross-border transfer of funds and related-crimes, through the commitment of local and international rules and standards and cooperation with concerned authorities.