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Economic Crime Unit

The Economic Crime Unit is composed of the Fraud Squad and the Money Laundering Investigation Unit (MLIU).

The Fraud Squad working in partnership with local and international agencies from both the public and private sectors investigate complex and high profile cases of crimes involving fraud (crime involving deceiving people in order that the fraudster gains something such as money or goods or causing the victim to lose money or goods). Fraud can be perpetrated in person or more increasing cyber enabled using the internet.

The MLIU is responsible for analysing intelligence and targeting individuals concerned in money laundering activities. They primarily work under the Proceeds of Crime Legislation, which enables the officers to carry out cash seizures, and confiscation orders in order to remove the benefits of crime by stripping the criminals of their assets.

The MLIU is also responsible in obtaining evidence for other countries under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Treaty.