India pushes for strategy to counter narco-terrorism at Customs enforcement meeting

During the two-day regional Customs enforcement meeting, which concluded here on Wednesday, heads of Customs from 21 countries from Asia Pacific endorsed India’s stand on the need for a mutual strategy to counter organized cross-border crimes and narco-terrorism.

Interpol, World Customs Organization, Iran, Mauritius and Australia made presentations related to these topics while Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) emphasised on the need for ‘data exchange to control illicit trade’ and proposed a four-stage model. Interpol, France-based international police organization, also made a presentation on the need to combat cross-border crimes and money laundering.

In its presentation, Australia said there was need on ‘passenger profiling and targeting capability’ by countries to effectively counter these crimes. It explained Australia’s layered approach in passenger profiling.  Read More

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