Combating transnational crimes must continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Tudravu

Fiji's A/CP Rusiate Tudravu attends the Transnational Serious and Organized Crime Taskforce (TSOC) Zoom meeting with his counterparts today. Image: FIJI POLICE

Fiji has reiterated its commitment towards combating organised crime in the Pacific and it must continue amid this pandemic.

Chairman for the Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Fiji’s Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made this comment during the Transnational Serious and Organized Crime Taskforce (TSOC) meeting held via Zoom this afternoon.

According to a statement from Fiji Police, the meeting was an important one as discussions over combatting a broad range of transnational crimes, including drug trafficking, cybercrime, and child exploitation in the Pacific were deliberated.

Members of the TSOC that joined in the virtual meeting included the Fiji Police, Tonga Police New Zealand Police as well as the Australian Federal Police.

The joint task force was established in 2019 and it provides enhanced collaboration between member countries on the conduct of multijurisdictional investigation and cooperation in combating transnational organised crimes.

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