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Drug fight intensifies

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, June 20, 2014

INDONESIA'S wealth of experience in tracking down drug traffickers will be an added advantage for Fiji with the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday to combat global crime.

Fiji's ambassador to Indonesia Ratu Tui Cavuilati said the Asian country had first-hand experience in drug trafficking.

"Indonesia in South East Asia is at the cross-roads and it is one of the countries where there is a lot of illicit drug trafficking happening so they have a lot of experience in this area.

"There are a lot of institutions there in terms of security network in relation to the Police Force. They have a very co-ordinated regional approach to combatting this problem," he said.

He said Fiji had a lot to gain from the partnership.

"Fiji will benefit from that through sharing of best practices and training provided to our personnel.

Minister for Defence and National Security Joketani Cokanasiga said the agreement enhanced Fiji's ability to secure its borders.

The agreement was signed after a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.








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