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UN rep urges Fiji to keep security consistency

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, June 26, 2014

JEREMY Douglas, UN Office on Drugs and Crime regional representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, has commended Fiji for co-operating strongly with its neighbours to strengthen border control.

Mr Douglas said while Fiji's location was vulnerable for drug trafficking and other transnational crimes, local authorities were doing a good job to keep those crimes out.

He said given the trend in methods of carrying out such crimes, Fiji should maintain consistency in its fight.

"They need to keep consistency so they can better understand what happens around them," Mr Douglas said.

"They need to take practical measures to build certain capacities. For example, the traffickers are using new techniques to smuggle things in like shipping containers, parcel posts like courier type services, human couriers and so on. They will use a variety of methods to move into and through this region. Two weeks ago, a man was charged with importation of illicit drug, namely methamphetamine or crystal meth, sent to Fiji from abroad hidden in chocolate cookies.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said they were working with international authorities to strengthen border security.








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