A Costa Rica delegation, headed by Sergio Alfaro, minister of the Presidency, will present to Grupo de Acción Financiera de Latinoamérica (GAFILAT) some of the progress in the fight against terrorism and money laundering. The event will take place in Argentina.
The goals to present include the creation of the Interinstitutional Technical Commission and the approval of Law 9387, the reform of Articles 33, 33bis, 69bis and 86 from the Law on Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances, Drugs’ unauthorized use, money laundering and terrorism financing.
There is still missing the approval of Draft Law No. 19.245: Act to improve the fight against tax fraud. By doing it, it will provide new tools to legal entities, also required by GAFILAT.
Other officials attending the meeting are Guillermo Araya, director of the Costa Rican Drug Institute (ICD), Román Chavarría, head of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the ICD, Juan Carlos Astúa, DCI’s legal adviser, Laura Suárez, director of the National Council of Financial System Supervision (CONASSIF) and Eugenio Rodríguez, legal advisor of the The Office of the Superintendency of Financial Institutions (SUGEF).