The initiative, announced Tuesday, was officially started in May when all of the parties involved signed a memorandum of understanding.
Such investigations are often difficult to carry out because of the fact that they involve multiple jurisdictions.
“Bribery and corruption are borderless crimes which cross many police jurisdictions,” RCMP assistant commissioner Gilles Michaud said in a statement.
“The International Foreign Bribery Taskforce will allow us to work with our law enforcement partners in North America, Australia and the U.K., and focus on these crimes, which cause serious moral and political concerns, undermine good governance and sustainable economic development, and distort the conditions of international competition.”
Last month, the Mounties announced the launch of their new National Division, which will specialize in fighting corruption in the federal government and abroad.
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