What are the major functions and objectives of the Department of Financial Investigations?
The functions of Department of Financial Investigations are set forth in the Regulations on the Department of Financial Investigations adopted by Presidential Decree No. 87 of 11 February 2009. The major objectives include counteracting economic crimes and offenses, maintaining the economic security of the Republic of Belarus, preventing, detecting and suppressing economic crimes, including corruption, holding preliminary investigation, interrogation and the relevant administrative procedures within their scope of authority, performing other tasks stipulated in the legislation.
The Department carries out inspections, operation and search activities, preliminary investigation and interrogation, administrative procedures, takes measures to prevent crimes and administrative offenses.