LAW enforcing agencies in PNG and Australia have agreed to hold regular meetings to address ongoing illegal activities occurring between the two countries’ national borders.
The agreement was reached at the 16th transnational crime conference in Kokopo, East New Britain, on Monday and Tuesday.
Police Commissioner Gari Baki told participants that transnational crimes in PNG and the region had intensified.
He urged PNG and Australia to maintain robust international cooperation to fight border crimes across the region.
He said the existence of corruption and bribery within the government systems would only encourage transnational crime operatives to bribe and influence corrupt government employees and defraud and manipulate legitimate state systems and procedures.
Baki also warned that the country was vulnerable to transnational crime operatives.