The Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for the Caribbean (ARIN-CARIB) is a network of law enforcement and judicial practitioners in the field of asset tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation. Each member state is represented by a law enforcement officer and a judicial expert (prosecutor, investigating judge, etc. depending on the legal system). [ Learn More ]
ARIN-CARIB works to identify the proceeds of crime wherever they are located in the world. Criminals try to hide their illicit gains by bringing them across borders. By working together, law enforcement agencies identify these assets.
When criminal assets are identified, ARIN-CARIB contact points will take steps to ensure that the assets are preserved and secured. ARIN-CARIB contact points may obtain a freezing order, take possession of the asset, or utilise another power available to it.
The final step is for the criminal asset to be confiscated and where legislation also allows for the sharing of assets following a final determination by a Court. The asset or the net proceeds from the disposal of the asset will then be transferred to the State or to a designated body.