Criminal networks trafficking antiquities: can we disrupt the market ?
Organised by EU AML/CFT Global Facility
According to Europol, the sale of stolen art and historical objects is the third-largest illegal market in Europe. The sale of illicit goods has been highlighted as providing an important funding source for terrorist organisations, and providing money laundering opportunities for organised crime.
As part of their role in providing technical assistance for anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), the EU AML/CFT Global Facility is taking forward a range of focused activities in the area of ‘Blood Antiquities, Conflict Looting, and Art crime’. These activities are aimed at improving situational awareness of the AML/CFT risks involved, supporting financial investigation capability and encouraging the development of an intelligence led approach to tackling money laundering and terrorist financing by those involved in illicit trafficking networks.
On Tuesday 27th April 2021 an introductory webinar will be the first of a series of regional events where international experts and law enforcement agencies will have the opportunity to discuss approaches to disrupting criminal networks involved in trafficking antiquities by:
– Restricting the movement of illicit objects.
– Restricting the movement of illegal money.
– Improving the circulation of appropriate information.
Professor Donna Yates – Associate Professor,Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Maastricht University.
Ms Karen Baxter – Managing Director:UK Finance.
L/Colonel Luigi Spadari, Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale