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Carlos leads PNP delegation to 40th Aseanapol conference
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos on Tuesday flew to the Kingdom of Cambodia to lead a PNP delegation to the 40th ASEAN National Police (ASEANAPOL) conference to further enhance the partnership among ASEAN-member nations in fighting transnational crimes including terrorism, drugs and human trafficking.
The 11-man PNP delegation is now in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to represent the Philippines in the annual conference among national police agencies of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN-member countries hosted by the Cambodian National Police.
The three-day conference tackles current transnational crime concerns including efforts aimed at strengthening international cooperation with other police forces in the ASEAN region against transnational syndicates.
Also in attendance during the March 2-4 ASEANAPOL summit are the chiefs of the Royal Brunei Police Force, Cambodian National Police, Indonesian National Police, Lao People’s Democratic Republic General Department of Police, Royal Malaysia Police, Myanmar Police Force, Singapore Police Force, Royal Thai Police and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Police.
Also attending are delegates of Dialogue Partner and Observers from the Australian Federal Police, Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, National Police Agency of Japan, Korean National Police, New Zealand Police, National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom, ICPO-INTERPOL, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Turkey National Police and representatives from the Russian Embassy in Phnom Penh.
Gen. Carlos said they are attending sessions of three Conference Commissions to discuss topics on Illicit drug trafficking, terrorism, arms smuggling, trafficking in persons, wildlife crime, maritime fraud, commercial crime, cybercrime, fraudulent travel documents and transnational fraud.
The PNP delegation is also discussing the electronic ASEANAPOL Database System, mutual assistance on criminal matters, exchange of personnel and training programs, and ASEAN Police Forensic Science Network.
Gen. Carlos is also scheduled to have a short meeting with officials of the United Kingdom National Police Agency and the Cambodian National Police.
The PNP in May 2014 hosted the 34th ASEANAPOL Conference in Manila.
The Philippines is a founding member of the ASEANAPOL. The historic 1st ASEANAPOL Conference was held in Manila in 1981.