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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Follow-Up Action Request On

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHDR #1496 3180319
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 140319Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7040
INFO RUEHIN/AIT TAIPEI PRIORITY 0078

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 001496

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

EEB/ESC/TFS JAY JALLORINA
AF/RSA, AF/E FOR MBEYZEROV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KCRM PTER KTFN PREL TZ
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: FOLLOW-UP ACTION REQUEST ON
ILLICIT CASH COURIERS

REF: STATE 152088

Post submits the following additional information as
requested in reftel:

1. Status of host nation laws specifically criminalizing
bulk cash smuggling:

In January 2007 The Government of Tanzania (GOT) enacted the
Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2006. This law does not specify
what constitutes bulk cash movement, but addresses the issue
of seizure and sanctions and states that the amount will be
set by the Minister in Regulations (Anti-Money Laundry Act of
2006, Part IV, Section 23).

2. Key elements of those laws:

The Anti-Money Laundry Act criminalizes the transportation,
transmission, conversion or transferring of any property
which the bearer knows or ought to know is the proceeds of a
predicate offense. This criminalizes bulk cash movement
across borders where the movement occurs as a result of the
illicit drug trafficking, racketeering, human trafficking,
sexual exploitation and other offenses (Anti-Money Laundry
Act of 2006, Part IV, Section 12).

3. Cross-border reporting requirements for inbound/outbound
movement of currency and monetary instruments:

GOT Customs has requirements for the declaration of money
entering and leaving its borders; however, there is no set
monetary threshold identifying what should be considered as
suspicious at this time (Anti-Money Laundry Act of 2006, Part
IV, Sections 18-20).

4. Host country actions to interdict potential cash couriers
or to throw risk into the system:

No data is available at this time.

5. Status of investigations into bulk cash smuggling:

No data is available at this time.

6. Prosecutions under bulk cash smuggling laws:

No data is available at this time.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) was created as a result
of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2006. A Commission of
the FIU was appointed by the president in August 2007. As a
relatively new instrument for the GOT, no cases of
investigations or prosecution have been reported at this time.

7. How mission elements have engaged relevant partners to
develop and execute a cash courier interdiction plan:

In September 2007 the US Department of Treasury held a
conference both on the mainland of Tanzania and the island of
Zanzibar on the detection of counterfeit currency. Also in
2007, Six GOT individuals were sent to a one week Financial
Crimes Awareness and Prevention course held in Dar Es Salaam,
five bank supervisors were sent to Virginia for training on
Counter-Terrorism Finance, and six GOT Ministry of Finance
workers were sent for training on anti-money laundering
sponsored by the International Law Enforcement Agency (ILA)
in Botswana.
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