The National Financial Investigation Board is a public financial intelligence service. It has financial autonomy as well as decision-making power over matters within its jurisdiction.
The National Financial Investigation Board is directed and animated by a Head of Agency, who is an official of the Ministry of Finance and Budget.
He is assisted by three deputies respectively in charge of :
Relations with the judicial authorities.
Among these 4 members come from the big administrations of the State :
an official from the Ministry of Finance, specialized in financial and banking matters ;
a judicial police officer from the Ministry of Security specialized in financial matters ;
an official from the Ministry of Finance, specialized in customs matters or bank records ;
a magistrate from the Ministry of Justice specialized in financial matters.
The National Financial Investigation Board is responsible for :
To receive, process and, where appropriate, forward to the competent judicial authorities all information relevant to establishing the origin of the sums or the nature of the transactions which are the subject of the suspicion ;
declaration relating to the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism ;
To be the recipient of the suspicious transaction reports ;
Collect and centralize all other information and documents sent to it under the Regulation ;
obtain from any public authority or any natural or legal person, the communication of information and documents, as part of the investigations that it undertakes following a declaration of suspicion ;
Analyze the suspicious transaction reports received on the basis of any additional information necessary to establish the origin of the sums or the nature of the transactions covered by the reports received, in particular from bodies and administrations involved in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.