Trans-Pacific Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks
The symposium is expected to start an inter-regional dialogue among senior U.S. and foreign law enforcement and judicial officials that will strengthen our combined efforts to combat transnational organized crime organizations and networks that span East Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America. Its focus will be on east-west cross-border crimes, illicit routes, gaps and challenges within existing frameworks, and ways to contain illicit threats before they extend beyond their borders.
The symposium will study new, and reinforce existing, inter-regional law enforcement cooperation techniques to combat transnational criminal activities and illicit networks across the Pacific region. More specifically, the symposium will center on international criminal threats that have become increasingly prominent in the trans-Pacific region. These include arms, narcotics, and human smuggling/trafficking, money laundering, and corruption. Discussion will cover current and emerging threats, vulnerabilities and challenges, as well as opportunities for cooperation in investigations and intelligence sharing.
For further information please contact:
Department of State
Brandon A. Montgomery
ICE Office of Public Affairs
Department of Homeland Security