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Maze, Kerry and Yvette Issar. 2009 ‘Case Study of the South Pacific: Implementation, International Assistance and Cooperation.’ International Assistance for Implementing the UN Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 5. Geneva: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research / UNIDIR. 17 November
Implementation, International Assistance and Cooperation
As part of its Law Enforcement Cooperation Program, the Australian Federal Police, with the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, established the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre.
The Centre, based in Samoa, manages and coordinates criminal intelligence provided by its network of Transnational Crime Units (TCUs) and regional law enforcement agencies.
Four of the case study countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu) host TCUs. Another unit is being established in the Solomon Islands.
Under the guidance of the Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Police, Combined Law Agency Groups were also formed in each of the countries.
These groups bring together customs, police, coast guard and immigration to promote the sharing of information and to coordinate on combating criminal activities.