Who are we?
CARIN is an informal network of law enforcement and judicial practitioners, specialist in the field of asset tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation. It is an interagency network. Each member state is represented by a law enforcement officer and a judicial expert (prosecutor, investigating judge, etc. depending on the legal system).
The purpose of CARIN is to increase the effectiveness of its members' efforts, on a multi-agency basis, to deprive criminals of their illicit profits.
CARIN contacts support the complete asset recovery process, from the starting point of the investigation involving the tracing of assets, to freezing and seizure, management and finally the forfeiture/confiscation, including any necessary asset sharing between jurisdictions. The representatives of the member states are called “national contact points”. All of them are English speaking as the working language of the network is English. CARIN contacts may be contacted directly by phone or email.
CARIN currently has 54 registered member jurisdictions, including 28 EU Member States and nine international organisations. It is also linked to the other five regional asset recovery inter-agency networks (ARINs) across the globe.