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12:00 AM, April 21, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:41 AM, April 21, 2017

ACC seeks FBI support for training its officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought cooperation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the US to train its officials in investigating terror financing and money laundering.

A top level FBI team is likely to visit the ACC office in July to discuss how the commission could get assistance from the Bureau, sources said.

Yesterday, FBI agent David J Eaton met ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud at the ACC's Segunbagicha headquarters to discuss various issues, says a press release.

Mentionable, FBI has been cooperating Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since 2008 by exchanging information on the methodology of corruption and money laundering as well as other related crimes and providing training.

At the meeting, Mahmud pointed out several activities of ACC and said they are keen to get FBI's cooperation.

Saying that human trafficking, drug trafficking, money laundering and terror financing are interlinked, he said ACC got allegations that money is being laundered into developed countries, including the US.

In reply to a query, the ACC chairman said the commission is working independently and there is no pressure from any quarters including the government, businessmen and politicians.

Praising the ACC's recent activities, Eaton said the FBI can help the commission by giving basic training to its officials. 

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