Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Gibraltar Government to lodge protest with Madrid

Gibraltar Government has said it notes with surprise the statement attributed to the Spanish Attorney General Candido Conde-Pumpido, that Gibraltar does not co-operate in the fight against money laundering. A Convent Place spokesman said:

“If that statement has been made, it is false. Gibraltar’s anti-money laundering legislation (in addition to being much stricter than Spain’s) complies with all European and international agreements, as do our judicial, police and administrative procedures for enforcing it.

It is also the case that Gibraltar responds positively to each and every request from Spain for judicial or police assistance that complies with the relevant international treaty.

As all of this must be well known to the Spanish Attorney General, the Gibraltar Government assumes that the Spanish Attorney General did not make the statement attributed to him.

If the opposite were confirmed, the Gibraltar Government will lodge a protest with the Spanish Government.

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