– Jakarta. The International Relations Division of the Indonesian National Police (INP) hosted on Monday (20/3/23) the 1st ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) Working Group on General Transnational Crime Matters (GTCM).

INP Head of the Bureau of Public Affairs of Public Relations Division Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan said that the meeting was conducted in a hybrid format with the delegations attending the meeting in Jakarta and the Singaporean delegation participating online.

“The purpose of this meeting was to discuss common strategies and measures to address the increasingly complex transnational crime issues in Southeast Asia,” he said.

The spokesperson explained that the Working Group on the GTCM was a newly-formed working group under the ASEAN mechanism agreed upon by ASEAN members in 2022 to discuss several issues within five working groups, namely counter-terrorism, human trafficking, firearms smuggling, illegal wildlife and timber trafficking, and cybercrime.

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