05) What is the difference between the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) and the Financial Investigation Division (FID)?

Yes, there is. The RPD formed a part of FID’s Structure in 2002 however that merger came to an end in 2008.

In June 2008, the newly established FID came into being with an expanded mandate to counter corruption and fraud and benefits from unlawful conduct. Currently, FID and RPD operate as separate Divisions within the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

The Objectives of the FID are:

  • To detect, deter and aid in the prosecution of offences committed under the various acts (namely the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), Terrorist (Prevention) Act (TPA)) dealing with financial crimes, by reducing the actual and expected profits that would evolve from such illegal practices.
  • To collaborate with overseas bodies in fighting transnational crimes pursuant to the Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters) Act.