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UN to boost efforts to combat maritime crime

UN to boost efforts to combat maritime crime While commending Sri Lanka's efforts to counter drug, human smuggling and maritime crime in general in the Indian Ocean, a top United Nations official yesterday said the UN was willing to lend its expertise both in knowledge and technical know-how towards further improving capacity of local officials who are behind these initiatives.Alan Cole, Regional Coordinator (Maritime Crime Program) for UN Office on Drugs and Crime, currently in Sri Lanka said, he was here to brief what the UN is doing to prevent wider crime in the Indian Ocean and discuss and develop strategies in partnership with the government to further boost efforts."Drug smuggling and human trafficking is an enormous challenge. The UNODC think Sri Lanka has got one of the most chall...
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