06) Is the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) the same as the Financial Investigation Division (FID)?

The ARA as stated in Section (3) (1)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) states “The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) means – the Financial Investigations Division of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service” or any other entity so designated by the Minister by Order. Further, section 3(2) of the POCA designated the Chief Technical Director of the FID as the head of the ARA.