The Proceeds of Crime Unit & ARO
The Proceeds of Crime Unit is a special unit within the Swedish Economic Crime Authority which provides support in criminal investigations to identify, trace, secure and recover the proceeds of crime.
Serious crime focuses on the areas with the greatest opportunities for profit and the lowest risk of detection. Criminals count on being able to hide and keep profits from crime (proceeds of crime). In serious organised crime it is also common to reinvest the profits in new criminal activities or launder the money so that the income appears legitimate.
Calculate, trace and forfeit
The Proceeds of Crime Unit works with the investigators to calculate how much profit the criminals have made and to trace and forfeit the money and assets. If we seize the criminals’ profits, we destroy the very basis of their activities.
Asset Recovery Office (ARO)
The EU has strengthened international cooperation by setting up Asset Recovery Offices (AROs) in member States. Sweden’s ARO consists of the Proceeds of Crime Unit along with the Swedish Financial Police.
AROs are national units that exchange information to make it more difficult for the proceeds of crime to be handled, laundered and invested in the EU. Enquiries from Swedish authorities are submitted through the Swedish ARO. It also receives enquiries from other countries’ AROs.
Enquiries regarding proceeds of crime from Swedish and foreign authorities are processed by the ARO at the Proceeds of Crime Unit or the Swedish Financial Police, depending on the information requested.
The Proceeds of Crime Unit and the Swedish ARO may be contacted by e-mail at:
Jan Tibbling, Public prosecutor / acting head of unit
Tel: +46 (0)10 - 562 92 62