On September 4th, Acting Director of International and Public Affairs, Mr. Ambang Priyonggo officially opened The 30th Administrative Meeting of National Contact Points (NCP) for Regional Intelligence Liaison Office Asia Pacific (RILO AP) in Solo, Central Java. This meeting is an annual meeting to discuss trend, modus operandi of cross-border crime, as well as sharing experience and best practices in enforcement activities such as joint operation.
A total of 52 participants attended the meeting, including 30 Customs delegates from 18 member administrations (Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam), 9 delegates from 8 international organizations (INTERPOL, RILO ECE, RILO WE, ROCB AP, TRAFFIC, INCB, UNODC and WCO), 5 foreign Customs Attaché from Embassies (Australia, Belgium, Korea, Netherland, and New Zealand) and 8 RILO AP staffs.
On his remarks, Mr. Ambang highlighted the importance of cooperation between Customs Administration in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he pointed out that exchange of information is extremely important to tackle activities related to transnational organize crime.
During the meeting, Indonesia Customs represented by Mr. Eko Darmanto, Deputy Director of Narcotics Subdirectorate was elected as chair of the first day, while Mr. Kim Sung-sig, Deputy Head of RILO AP was elected as chair of the second day.