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Malaysia, Indonesia Cops To Streamline Efforts In Cross-Border Security

KUCHING: The police will continue to cooperate with its Indonesian counterparts in streamlining efforts to tackle drug smuggling activities along the two nations’ border.

Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Datuk Zamri Yahya said security aspects at border checkpoints will be intensified through cooperation amongst various departments and divisions of the two police forces.

There is a lot of cross-border drug smuggling from there (Indonesia), so we will enhance our frontline at the checkpoints, particularly our narcotics division stationed at the border, and we will also utilise our General Operations Force (PGA) if need be.

We work closely with our counterparts in Indonesia to exchange intelligence and identify the masterminds and culprits involved in these cross-border drug smuggling syndicates, he said after witnessing the handing-over-of-duties of Sarawak Police Commissioner here yesterday.

The ceremony at state police headquarters saw Datuk Azman Yusof taking over from Deputy Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim, who had been acting police commissioner following the retirement of Datuk Seri Amer Awal on July 19.


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