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  The GCC Preparatory Meeting for the 3rd Coordination Operation to Combat Smuggling Crimes

GCC- Riyadh

In continuation of the distinguished results achieved by the joint coordination operations (the 1st and the 2nd) organized by the GCCPOL in the past year 2019, which were aimed at sextortion and mail fraud that achieved the desired goals. The GCCPOL took the initiative to invite the law enforcement agencies (police - customs - ports and borders security) in the GCC States to organize a 3rd joint coordination operation aimed at combating smuggling crimes through border crossings, where the preparatory meeting for this coordination operation was held during the period 20-21 January 2020, at the GCC headquarters in Riyadh, with the participation of the participating countries delegations. This operation is scheduled to be organized during the 1st quarter of this year.

This operation focuses on innovative methods of smuggling contraband, stolen cash and people (wanted or violating the nationality and residence laws). International police organizations the signed memorandums of cooperation and understanding with the GCCPOL will be used to achieve the most positive and distinguished results.