This course provides students with the principles and techniques available in conducting money-laundering investigations as they pertain to illegal narcotic activities. A practical, interactive exercise is scattered throughout the course. The interactive exercise involves specific case scenarios that would allow the students to apply the techniques for financial interviewing, identifying sources of financial information, using indirect methods of proving profitability in illegal drug trafficking enterprises, using financial undercover operations, financial search warrants, and conducting money laundering investigations.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize elements of the various financial crimes that stem from the laundering and accumulation of profits from the illegal narcotics industry.
  • Use techniques that can be employed parallel to a normal drug investigation and used to supplement any ongoing criminal investigation/prosecution to solve open cases and identify future investigations.
  • Determine if money laundering and currency violations can assist officers in expanding their prosecution base through adding targets.
  • Determine whether provisions of the asset forfeiture are appropriate.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 2 days/16 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Support.