Closing ceremony of Pierside Vessel Search Course


             Mr. Koji Kaneko, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim attended and gave remarks at the closing ceremony of the Pierside Vessel Search Course held today at the Maldives Customs auditorium. 15 Officers of Maldives Customs Service were trained in searching techniques on vessels at ports/piers to prevent and disrupt contraband smuggling and drug trafficking. This course was conducted by UNODC under its Global Maritime Crime Prevention Programme with the support of the Government of Japan.