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Financial Intelligence Unit

Established under Section 9 of the Financial Intelligence and Anti Money Laundering Act in August 2002, the FIU is the central Mauritian agency for the request, receipt, analysis and dissemination of financial information regarding suspected proceeds of crime and alleged money laundering offences as well as the financing of any activities or transactions related to terrorism to relevant authorities.

The FIU is also the Enforcement Authority under the Asset Recovery Act and the AML/CFT regulator for Attorneys, Barristers, Notaries, Law firms, Foreign Law firms, Joint Law Ventures, Foreign Lawyers under the Law Practitioners Act, Dealers in Jewellery, Precious Stones or Precious Metals and Real Estate Agents, including Land Promoters and Property Developers.

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Public Summary – Abuse of Virtual Assets for Terrorist Financing Purposes

The Egmont Group released its Public Summary report on the “Abuse of Virtual Assets for Terrorist Financing Purposes’’. Virtual Assets abused in terrorism financing is a current focal point of discussions. As per the Egmont group, understanding trends in emerging technologies will enable the identification of potential vulnerabilities associated with new technologies, particularly virtual assets.

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Angolan Officials pay a study visit to FIU Mauritius

A significant event took place as delegates from Angola, representing various key authorities, visited FIU Mauritius to offer their expertise and support in the post Mutual Evaluation implementation process. The visit aimed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between the two nations, particularly in the field of financial intelligence and compliance

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Illicit Financial Flows from Cyber-enabled Fraud

In recent years, cyber- enabled fraud is a major transnational organized crime that has grown significantly. On 9th November 2023, the FATF published a report on ‘Illicit Financial Flows from Cyber-enabled Fraud’ that identifies risk indicators and useful anti-fraud requirements and controls, that may help public and private sector entities detect and prevent cyber enabled fraud and related money laundering

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UN Security Council Sanctions List

Latest Updates of the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List

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FIAMLA 2002

The Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2002

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