World meet on borderless justice starts Wednesday


To combat human trafficking, illicit drugs, terrorism and violations of environmental laws, among others, the Philippines, with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as the lead agency, will host the first international conference on borderless justice from December 9 to 11 at Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila. NBI Director Virgilio Mendez said the conference, “Borderless Justice: A Conference-Workshop to Enhance Transnational Crime Investigation and International Law Enforcement Cooperation,” attracted 24 foreign counterparts from Asia, Middle East, Europe and America. Aside from NBI top honchos, other participating agency officials are from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Center for Transnational Crime, Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. The conference aims to strengthen cooperation among local and foreign law enforcement agencies to neutralize, if not to eradicate, transnational crimes. Mendez said among the topics to be discussed are extradition, mutual legal assistance, transfer of sentenced persons and law enforcement and cooperation. Administering the conference are Head Agents and Training Division chief Auralyn Pascual and International Operations Division head Daniel Daganzo.


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