Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Border control looking to provide proactive protection for the fight against organized crime

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Border control programme was launched yesterday morning in Abu Dhabi, the work and activities of the forum first Gulf on border control and ports organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in cooperation with the General Directorate for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Ministry of Interior.

Brigadier Abdullah Sahoo, General Manager, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Sharjah, the Interior Ministry has always sought to create a proactive protection system to combat organized crime, due to the development and growing and multiple methods of crime under the technological breakthroughs taking place in all countries of the world.

He said that the UAE precede many countries in the regulations, where better tracking systems that help verify people coming to the state, including iris scan, fingerprint, face, thanks to the directives of HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

He pointed to low rates of organized crime in the state during the current year compared with previous years, building on the efforts of the ministry in the fight against these crimes, which pose a serious risk to society as a whole.

The Hatem Fouad Ali, representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cite that the ever-increasing number of people moving from across the GCC illegally, poses a threat to the sovereignty and national security details as well as the economy of these countries, where these include immigration mix complex of refugees, and researchers from seekers, and migrants to improve their economic conditions and other migrants.

He pointed out that criminal networks multinational based marketing and facilitating illegal immigration of humans across international borders, relying on modern techniques for the issuance of passports and other documents false identification, pointing out that many of the countries of the Middle East are either areas of origin or of transit or destination final.

The Hatem Fouad Ali said that in recent years has been monitoring a marked increase in the number of immigrants displaced from Africa and the Levant and the countries of Central Asia, in addition to traditional areas other of East Asia and Southeast Asia, pointing out that the Working Group during the first meeting you examine and investigate the risks and threats potential within this area specifically, and the modus operandi of smugglers and traffickers, including travel routes and the credibility of the passport and visa clearance processes, and the importance of sharing information and special investigations immigration, and the possibility of unification of regional strategies.

He explained that the forum provides an opportunity for participants to establish working relationships with their counterparts in the immigration agencies and border neighbors, to enable them to discuss issues of common concern, where is likely to allow this to neighboring countries to develop assessment threats, and to find solutions for risk management at the individual level and the common alike, in the areas of common border or common interest.

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