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Collaborate, Increase Co-Operation: Rounds

  Fiji as the hub of the Pacific remains a target for transnational crimes and that means that all countries across the region have a role to play in combating
11 May 2018 10:00
Collaborate, Increase Co-Operation: Rounds
From left: Chief Intelligence Officer Investigations and Prosecutions ACP Vakacegu Toduadua, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Manager Border- Nadi International Airport Winstons Rounds, Interpol Drug Unit Jan Drapal, Interpol Documentation and Security Daniela Djidrovska and Interpol Financial Crime Leopolo Fernandez during the Interpol-Criminal Networks Training at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island in Nadi on April 9, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

 

Fiji as the hub of the Pacific remains a target for transnational crimes and that means that all countries across the region have a role to play in combating these crimes.

These were the words of Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Manager Border – Nadi International Airport Winston Rounds while closing the INTERPOL – Criminal Networks Training at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island in Nadi on Wednesday.

There were 63 participants from across the region with representatives from Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and East Timor.

“This training is a foundation for participants to strengthen the relationship between the law enforcement agencies to protect the nation from crimes such as illicit drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, cyber activities and identity thefts.

“Transnational crime cases in Fiji we are observing show that there is a strong network of well-established syndicates operating within and across our region and to the international illicit trades,” Mr Rounds said.

He said the training was also part of the effort to build capability through applying robust frameworks so that it could effectively address and combat transnational crimes within the region.

“We the key enforcement agencies in the region need to collaborate and increase co-operation among ourselves, none of us can achieve this outcome alone.”

 

What is Interpol?

The International Criminal Police Organisation, more commonly known as Interpol, is an international organisation that facilitates international Police co-operation (Source: interpol.int).

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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