Mon, 4 Sept 2017

Interpol Launches Project to Counter Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia

Interpol has launched a two-year project to support counter-terrorism activities across South and Southeast Asia.

 Interpol’s Project Scorpius will address current and emerging terrorism-related challenges for law enforcement, and provide investigative and analytical training to law enforcement with the aim of preventing and disrupting terrorism and related crimes.

More than 40 senior law enforcement officers from counter-terrorism and related crime units, prosecutors and police institutions in seven countries gathered in Sri Lanka last month for a three-day ‘decision makers’ workshop marking the launch of the Interpol project.

Co-hosted with Sri Lanka Police and supported by the Canadian government, the meeting provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss the strategies underpinning the project and lay the groundwork for developing training programmes to address skills gaps in the regions.

“The nexus between transnational crime and global terrorism has forced law enforcement and other security authorities to view the two issues through the same lens and begin collaborating in an unprecedented manner with other enforcement agencies across all countries worldwide,” said Jennifer Hart, Deputy High Commissioner of Canada.

Countries represented at the workshop were Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

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