Thursday, May 23, 2024

Police Commissioner visits China

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has spent four days in China this week to engage in bilateral discussions on mutual areas of cooperation.

The Commissioner said New Zealand Police maintains a successful cooperative relationship with Chinese law enforcement on areas of mutual interest which are focused on keeping New Zealanders safe.

These areas include Transnational Organised Crime, financial crime, illicit drugs and cyber-enabled crime.

“We have an interest in cooperating with China due to the trade and people-to-people flows we share with China, and from which criminal activity can emanate,” he said.

“Both New Zealand and Chinese law enforcement have a mutual interest in disrupting this.”

The Commissioner said the visit, from 5-8 May, is a continuation of longstanding annual engagement under the joint Memorandum of Arrangement on Cooperation in Combatting Crime, which was signed in 2010.

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