The annual meeting of the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Smuggling Task Force

The 18th meeting of the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Smuggling Task Force, organized by SELEC in the framework of Project F.A.I.T- Fight against Illegal Trade*, was held at the SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest on 18 of April 2018 with the participation of specialized officers from SELEC Member States, representatives of the partners and of the private sector.

Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director General, welcomed the participants, mentioned about the importance of countering illicit trade and informed about the last year results in terms of exchanges of information and joint investigations.

SELEC support in the fight against customs frauds and smuggling was emphasized by Mr. Romulus N. Ungureanu, Director for Operations, who also briefed about the stage of implementation of Project F.A.I.T*- Fight Against Illegal Trade.

Mr. Dorian Dingo, the Task Force Co-Manager, informed about the latest activities developed in the framework of this Task Force and presented the operational proposals for the years 2018-2019.

Presentations of substantial joint investigations developed in this field, as well as new trends, modus operandiand smuggling routes were presented by the expert representatives of the SELEC Member States.

The Anti-Fraud and Anti-Smuggling Task Force was established in 2003 and is being coordinated by Republic of Albania.

*Project financed by PMI IMPACT – a global grant initiative by Philip Morris International to support projects dedicated to fighting illegal trade and related crimes