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1 Project against Economic Crime (PECK) International cooperation between law enforcement authorities Iliya Pulov International Operational Cooperation Directorate (IOCD), Ministry of Interior BULGARIA 23 September 2014 Pristina

2 Topics 1. International law enforcement cooperation - Bulgarian single point of contact (SPOC) Structure, tasks Information flows Standards, best practices and cooperation during investigations 2. Rogatory letters and joint investigative teams 3. Case study JIT Inspector 4. Bulgarian anti money laundering authorities 5. Projects 6. SPOC added value 2

3 MINISTRY OF INTERIOR MINISTER SECRETARY GENERAL 3 DEPUTY MINISTERS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONAL COOPERATION DIRECTORATE SPECIALIZED ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORATES CRIMINAL POLICE GENERAL DIRECTORATE BORDER POLICE GENERAL DIRECTORATE FIRE SAFETY AND CIVIL PROTECTION GENERAL DIRECTORATE SECURITY POLICE GENERAL DIRECTORATE BULGARIAN IDENTITY DOCUMENTS DIRECTORATE 28 REGIONAL DIRECTORATES OF MoI 184 POLICE STATIONS 3

4 IOCD STRUCTURE DIRECTOR INTERPOL EUROPOL SIRENE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT JOINT OPERATION CENTER COMMON GENERAL CRIME CRIME COUNTERACTION ON ORGANIZED ORGANIZED CRIME CRIME COUNTERACTION ON WANTED WANTED PERSONS PERSONS UNIT UNIT INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MISSIONS CRIME COUNTERACTION COMBATING ORGANIZED CRIME NETWORKS ANALYSIS PRUM TREATY AND SWEDISH INITIATIVE UNIT PERSONS OBJECTS REFUSAL OF ENTRY LEGAL ADVISERS BILATERAL AND REGIONAL COOPERATION EXCHANGE of NON-CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AIS and NETWORKS MOI REPRESENTATIVES ABROAD EXCHANGE of CLASSIFIED INFORMATION OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS UNIT 4

5 IOCD MAIN TASKS International exchange of information Coordinates the Bulgarian Liaison Officers abroad Exchange of information on a national level Input, update and use of information stored in international databases Extraditions and transfer of people Coordinates international police operations Analysis of statistical data and trends 5

6 IOCD SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT 6

7 partners NCA incoming outgoing incoming outgoing 0 Interpol Europol SIRENE 7

8 1600 SIENA statistics other means of payment forgery of money drugs trafficking frauds robbery THB money laundering illegal immigration forgery of documents terrorism 8

9 THE "ONE STOP SHOP" STRATEGY structure and composition operates 24/7 secure working environment availability of national databases and networks direct access to European and international law enforcement databases general rules for international communications specific rules for the choice of channel staff 9

10 ACTIVE CHANNELS INFORMATION FLOWS INTERPOL I-24/7 EUROPOL SIENA SIRENE SIS/ S-Testa IOCD National Competent Authorities law-enforcement and judicial authorities LIAISION OFFICERS NETWORK PCCCs 10

11 International INFORMATION SYSTEMS USED BY IOCD National INTERPOL database EUROPOL databases SIS II IOCD Integrated databases of MoI Central Police Register/ -Border Control -Bulgarian ID-documents -Quest NSIS -Vehicles registration -Address registrations of foreign nationals - AFIS, DNA EUCARIS Trade Register Databases managed by other authorities 11 11

12 MS/Third country officer BEST PRACTICES - ML CASE REQUEST IOCD officer FIRST RESPONSE SIS signals Checks in NDB Request to NCA Checks MLA Notices Crosschecks - AWF Classified information Analysis JIT LO network 12

13 Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) Legal framework Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters; Protocol 2001 (organized rime, money laundering and financial crimes) Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA on joint investigation teams Benefits Avoid usage of MLA save time, money and human resources Participation of all interested parties Collection and direct exchange of information which can be used as evidence Coordination of actions/measures avoid duplication of efforts, better planning and use of available resources Enhance of trust 13

14 Joint Investigation Teams JIT INSPECTOR Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Europol (FP FURTUM) trafficking of human beings with the aim of conducting pick pocketing thefts in UK 14

15 investigate and prosecute OCG members in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria disrupt their activities identify, restrain and confiscate criminal assets minimise the exploitation of victims; facilitate the gathering, timely exchange and enhanced use of intelligence, information and evidence; facilitate the co-ordination of the national investigations and any subsequent proceedings, with the support of Europol and Eurojust 15

16 Moving Proceeds Of Crime sent vast sums of stolen money via Money Transfer Companies. cash is often converted to gold the preferred currency for Roma Groups simply carrying cash out via Ports / airports buying second hand cars, jewellery, watches etc using the new pre loaded cash cards 16

17 4 operational meetings in London and Sofia Tremendous intelligence gathering operation which resulted in 20 arrests, 33 addresses searched and exchange of details of over 600 persons directly disrupted 5 Bulgarian Organised Family Criminal Networks 3 trafficking investigations involving 3 OCN families whereby they have exploited their own children to steal in the UK and across Europe 17

18 All information is exchanged via SIENA All data is sent to FP Furtum for input, cross matches and analysis ENU - immediate response based on checks in national databases Hits with investigations in Portugal, Spain and other MS Prum Hits with AT, DE and ES on some of the persons 18

19 Structures in Bulgaria Asset Recovery Office Financial Investigation Unit Channels FIU.net CARIN Interpol 24/7 Europol SIENA LO network Mutual evaluation MONEYVAL 19

20 PROJECTS - Integration of FIND Nominals Stolen Vehicles Lost/Stolen travel documents IOCD Interpol Member Countries IPSG F I N D Automated Information System for Wanted Persons MoI end users 20

21 PROJECTS - extension of SIENA to national competent authorities SIENA Project SIENA-Pro-BG co-financed under ISEC: o Criminal Police General Directorate o Border Police General Directorate o 28 Regional Directorates of Ministry of Interior o Specialized Unit for Combating Terrorism o State Agency National Security o National Investigative Service o Asset Recovery Office (Commission for forfeiture of criminal assets ) o Customs Agency 21

22 Information management and coordination Improvement of quality and increase of quantity of information provided to the partners Acceleration of information exchange first response International operations coordination and support 22

23 Questions? Thank you for your attention! 23

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