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May 2011


29 May 2011

Philippines: Creation of Motor Vehicle Clearance Office

An official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is pushing for the creation of a unit that would intensify the screening of imported vehicles following the successful entry of 25 allegedly smuggled vehicles and motorcycles from the United States. BOC-Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) director Nestorio Gualberto said he has proposed the creation of the…

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20 May 2011

Philippines: Customs Official Relieved

A BUREAU of Customs (BOC) official was relieved from his post at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental effective Monday. Lawyer Noah Dimaporo was relieved from post for him not to influence the ongoing investigation over alleged "conspiracy" in the entry of the smuggled vehicles into the country, BOC Northern Mindanao…

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20 May 2011

Kenya: Interpol Sweeps Local Roads for Stolen Cars

Agents from Interpol have carried out an operation in which dozens of expensive cars stolen in Europe were recovered. The operation, which ended on Thursday, was prompted by information that Kenya and other countries in the region are increasingly becoming the market for four-wheel vehicles stolen by an international criminal ring from as far as the…

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13 May 2011

Africa: Rwanda: Police Mounts Operation to Curb Cross-Border Vehicle Theft

Police officers from Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda conducted a joint operation code-named Umoja 4 aimed at searching for and retrieving stolen vehicles. The operation that began in Burundi at the beginning of the month has been concluded in Rwanda, after which it heads to Kenya. Facilitated by Interpol General Secretariat, Umoja 4 is aimed at combating…

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7 May 2011

Europe: A new mobile ‘app’ will help the transport sector through the choppy waters of the economic downturn

The transport and logistics sector is crucial to the UK's economic growth. Freight is the cornerstone of EU trade, yet the industry has been badly hit in recent years by the economic downturn, rising fuel costs and increasing incidents of freight crime. A group of public and private sector organisations are fighting back with the development of…

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