POLRI and Australian Federal Police committed to strengthen Cooperation in Combatting Transnational Crime

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Chief of Indonesian National Police (INP), Police General Tito Karnavian together with Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Andrew Colvin led the Police Bilateral Senior Officers Meeting (SOM) in Perth, 9 April 2018.

The meeting focused on mutual cooperation in preventing and combatting transnational crime.

Tito in his remarks asked AFP to continuously increase bilateral cooperation especially in addressing transnational crime

“Intense and continuous communication between INP and AFP give us the opportunity to improve our cooperation in  combatting existing transnational crime.”

He mentioned several issues related to transnational crimes that need to be addressed, such as corruption, child sexual exploitation, terrorism, cybercrime, people smuggling and organised crime. He added that radicalism is also one of the challenge that needs to be addressed.

Regarding terrorism, Tito emphasised how dangerous terrorism is, especially when it is measured by the impact it causes to a country’s security and development. He stressed that although we did not face a major terrorist act recently, we have to keep in mind that terrorism is something latent and terrorist act may occur at any time and any place”. Terrorists’ misuse of technology increase the complexity of our fight against them. They have figured out how to use social media to make an impact and highly organized social media campaign uses deceptive tactics and shows a sophisticated understanding of how such networks operate.

“We need a measured and real action in eliminating many forms of transnational crime”, said Tito.

He explained that other challenges and threats we are facing nowadays is related to the spread of radicalism.

Meanwhile, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin said the importance of collaboration between the two countries in dealing with new threats in the region. He said that AFP is committed to increase the cooperation with INP in combatting transnational crime.

Both leaders also stressed the importance of cooperation at all levels between both institutions to address transnational crime.

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