Afghan Biographies

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghan

Name Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghan
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History and Biodata

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghanistan (FinTRACA) was established as a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in 2006 under the AML law passed by decree of the President of Afghanistan. Based on the amended Anti-Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Law, the Financial Intelligence Unit is independent in its operations for the purpose of enforcing its powers, duties and functions, including full autonomy in decisions to receive, analyze and disseminate information related to ML and TF. FinTRACA, together with financial supervisors, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, contributes to building and maintaining an environment in Afghanistan that is directed to identify and combat money laundering activity and terrorist financing.


The center had been exchanging information with a number of enforcement bodies within the Ministry of Interior Affairs (Police) since establishment. Due to the amendments of the AML/CFT legislation, risk and context of the country, and in order to provide value-added operational and strategic analytical products, and support the criminal justice system; Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) initiated the process to include the following bodies of the Ministry of Interior Affairs into the domestic cooperation leading to the combating abilities against the money laundering and terrorist financing;

–       Major Crime Task Force;

–       Counter Terrorism Department;

–       Sensitive Investigation Unit;

–       Counter Narcotics Police;

–       Intelligence Department;

–       Criminal Investigation Department;

–       Interpol Department;

–       Border Police including Immigration;

–       Passport Department;

–       Vehicle Registration Department;

–       Population Registration Department; and

–       Provincial Police HQs.

The exchange of information within the network listed above will significantly impact the process of detection, investigation, and even prosecution of financial crimes. This model of domestic cooperation is unique and largely comprehensive looking to every aspect of the available sources of information to provide value-added products. In addition to the exchange of information, the center will also provide technical and coaching support in regard to the financial crimes investigation to the relevant department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Dated 26 March 2018, Ministry of Interior Affairs signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank) on exchange of information.



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1 Attorney General’s Office (AGO)

Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOI)


National Directorate of Security (NDS)


Counter Narcotics Justice Center (CNJC)


High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOO)


Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD)


Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD)




Last Modified 2018-03-30
Established 2018-03-30