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Mr. Emmanuel Mathias and Bert Feys
The trade in precious metals and stones has been linked to illicit financial flows, corruption, smuggling, drug trafficking, illicit arms trafficking, and the financing of terrorism. In addition, the extraction of precious minerals and the subsequent trade in these resources, if properly managed, present significant revenue opportunities, particularly for countries facing development needs. Building on staff expertise in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and technical support and analytical advice on the management of natural resources, this note is a reference guide to aid countries in using the AML/CFT framework to help combat crime related to and affecting the precious minerals sector while raising revenue.
International Monetary Fund
Palau’s detailed assessment report on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) has been examined. Palau has strengthened its AML/CFT legislative framework that has been in place since 2001 with the amendments to the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act of 2001 (MLPCA) and the Financial Institutions Act of 2001, as well as the enactments of the Counter-Terrorism Act of 2007 and the Cash Courier Disclosure Act of 2007. The offense of money laundering is criminalized in the MLPCA.
International Monetary Fund

restraint and hostage-taking Sections 1401, 1801 Criminal Code Robbery or theft Sections 1902, 1907, 2701, 3007 Criminal Code Smuggling Sections 3704, 3705 Criminal Code Forgery Section 1501 Criminal Code 93. However, Palau law does not provide for predicate offenses in the categories of participation in an organized criminal group and racketeering, illicit arms trafficking, illicit trafficking in stolen and other goods, counterfeiting and piracy of products, environmental crimes, extortion, piracy and insider trading and market

International Monetary Fund
This report provides a summary of the antimoney laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in place in Cape Verde. It sets out Cape Verde’s levels of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40 recommendations. The assessment reveals that Cape Verde has a comprehensive framework that addresses the freezing, seizing, and confiscation of the proceeds and instrumentalities of crimes including money laundering or assets of corresponding value. There are also adequate provisions to protect the rights of bona fide third parties.
International Monetary Fund

, depending on the actions committed, and states the following: 1. Whoever, knowing that the goods or products derive, under any form of participation, from the offences of illegal trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substances, described in Law No. 78/IV/93, of July 12, terrorism, kidnapping, trafficking of minors, sexual abuse of minors, child pornography business, living on earnings from prostitution, arms trafficking, extortion, corruption, embezzlement of public funds, harmful administration of public sector business, illicit appropriation of goods owned by the