HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 583: 28 September 2011

Cook Islands TCU opens
On Wednesday the 28th of September, the Cook Islands National Police Department opened up their first Transnational Crime Unit Department Office.
The Office was opened by the Prime Minister Hon Henry Puna and the event was also attended by Cook Islands and Australian Police officers.
TCU’s ( Transnational Crime Units ) have a core role in the collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of planned intelligence to classify and target transnational crime involving such events as money laundering, drug smuggling, people smuggling.
Every TCU is prepared with a protected record and email system enabling secure communication of law enforcement intelligence throughout the network.
Key Elements of the TCUs are:
Intelligence gathering, target development, proactively develop intelligence, initiate investigations of transnational crime with law enforcement and law protection agencies, collaboration in the exchange of law enforcement intelligence, and capacity building.
To date, TCUs have been established in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Federated States of Micronesia which acts as a “regional” TCU for Micronesia. -Tiare Ponini

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