Top cops meet on cross border crime workshop

PROVINCIAL Police Commanders of the Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary from border provinces along with counterparts from Fiji, Solomon Islands and Australia met this week for a three-day workshop on Transnational Crime at the Hideaway Hotel in Port Moresby.

Chief Superintendent and Training Commandant of the Police College Bomana, Perou N’Dranou stated that the workshop on transnational crime was the first of its kind and aimed to reinvigorate the Transnational Crime Units in PNG and develop an awareness of Transnational Crime issues which may impact on PNG and in the region.

“Transnational crimes are crimes that have actual or potential effect across national borders and crimes that are intrastate but offend fundamental values of the international community. The term is commonly used in the law enforcement and academic communities,” Mr N’Dranou said.

The objective of the workshop was to promote transnational crime awareness in key provincial commands which are vulnerable to transnational crime, understanding the key transnational crime types and understand the International transnational crime environment including the Pacific region and fostering the partnerships.

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