The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has set up a coordination center at the Bureau of Customs office at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as part of the efforts to fight money laundering and terrorism financing.
BOC acting Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz said another coordination center will be established in the BOC Central Office to further enhance collaborative efforts between the agencies.
Part of the coordination is the conduct of trainings and workshops for the Deputized AMLC Financial Investigators (DAFIs) of the BOC.
"This is to boost joint money laundering investigations on all smuggling cases which the BOC will file in the Department of Justice," said AMLC Executive Director Matthew David.
Ruiz, for his part, said the AMLC will designate a point person for the BOC to ensure a seamless coordination between the agencies.
"The Bureau will also work closely with the AMLC to further strengthen our working relationship as we continue to work together in protecting the interests of the country and its citizens," said Ruiz.