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FBI keen to help Bangladesh deal with terror financing

DHAKA, April 20, 2017 (BSS) - US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is very much keen to provide assistance to Bangladesh to deal with terror financing and money-laundering.

The visiting FBI representative David J. Eaton expressed the interest when he called on Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmud at the ACC head office in the city.

During the meeting, Mahmud said the ACC has already finalized to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with different countries including Bhutan, India and Indonesia for checking on terror financing and money-laundering.

He said the ACC is interested to sign an MoU with the FBI due to the current global perspective.

Terming drugs, human trafficking, money-laundering and terror financing are tied with a same sting, Mahmud sought FBI assistance in combating money-laundering.

The FBI representative also offered his organization's help to provide basic training to the ACC personnel on preventing terror financing and money-laundering.