Law enforcement authorities’ ability to investigate and prosecute complex financial crime is to be boosted by the creation of a special forensic service unit responsible for monitoring money laundering and suspicious financial transactions.

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) said on Tuesday it has established a new shared state forensic capability (SFC) unit so that specialised resources in forensic accounting, financial analysis and related services can support law enforcement and other authorities in high priority criminal matters. The FIC described the unit as a “game changer” enhancing its ability to share intelligence...

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