Meeting of INTERPOL Asia-Pacific Expert Group On Asian Organized Crime concluded

The 6th Meeting of INTERPOL Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Asian Organized Crime, co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Hong Kong Police Force between June 23 and 24, was successfully concluded June 24.

Held in Hong Kong for the first time, the meeting brought together some 40 senior criminal investigators from 14 member jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific Region, including Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao SAR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Korea and Thailand, to discuss current and future threats and challenges associated with Asian Organized Crime (AOC) in this international forum.

Chairperson of the European Working Group on AOC, Mr Frank Francis, and representatives from Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands also attended as observers.

INTERPOL initiated the Project AOC in 2006, which has established the Expert Group and provided an international working platform for law enforcement agencies to fight against AOC worldwide by boosting co-operation among member jurisdictions, providing operational support and enhancing the capabilities of law enforcement officers in investigating cross-border organised crime.

Having its meeting on a bi-annual basis, the Expert Group will hold the next meeting at the end of 2009 in China. Previous meetings were held in Thailand, Singapore, Macao SAR and Malaysia.

Some 40 senior criminal investigators from 14 member jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific Region attend the meeting.
Some 40 senior criminal investigators from 14 member jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific Region attend the meeting.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)