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Law enforcement taught in Gulf of Thailand

Update: May, 14/2013 - 09:07
The two-week course, co-organised by the US Department of State and the Viet Nam Marine Police Department, drew 20 law-enforcement officers in the region and representatives from the US Coast Guard, Department of Justice and Freeland Foundation.

HAI PHONG (VNS)— A multilateral training course opened in the northern port city of Hai Phong yesterday to improve law enforcement capacities and co-ordination at sea for visitors from the four Gulf of Thailand countries (Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia).

The two-week course, co-organised by the US Department of State and the Viet Nam Marine Police Department, drew 20 law-enforcement officers in the region and representatives from the US Coast Guard, Department of Justice and Freeland Foundation.

During the course, instructors and participants share operational techniques skills in detecting criminal activities at sea.

Trainees will learn procedures for safely boarding suspicious ships, detection of smuggling, human trafficking, and illegal fishing, and identification of narcotics, illegal wildlife and forestry products as well as other contraband.

The Gulf of Thailand Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative was set up in 2010 with the support of the US Department of State to identify common challenges. — VNS



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