Singapore's Police Coast Guard has arrested eleven men, aged between 31 and 52, for their suspected involvement in an illegal transaction of marine gas oil.
In a bid to tackle the illicit drug trade head-on, 400 experts from 100 countries representing anti-narcotics agencies, international and regional organizations have called for increased information sharing and cooperation.
Prioritizing the fight against illicit trade could stimulate the economic growth, employment and investment needed to achieve development goals.
Officers from Brazil Customs’ Port Control Unit in the Port of Santos profiled outbound container shipments to Europe and made a massive cocaine seizure.
Countries with integrity at the border are found to also have more efficient border processes. Measures that support integrity include transparency and predictability, streamlining of formalities and coordinated border management.
To prevent drug trafficking and illicit cross‑border activities, Fiji participated in a workshop on Container Control Program conducted by the World Customs Organization.
Crimes related to trafficking and illegal transportation of narcotics at sea, especially on international sea routes, have increased.
Drug cartels must constantly grapple with the difficulty of getting their product safely into the countries in which they will stand the best chance of making the most money.
Singapore’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centers and a trade hub make it particularly vulnerable to money laundering due to large cross-border flows.
Malaysian police have seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth US$575 million in the largest drug haul ever at the North Butterworth Container Terminal.