During 22 – 23 September 2016, the Director General of SELEC, Mr. Toni Jakimovski, visited the headquarters of Police and Customs law enforcement authorities of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
In that line, Mr. Jakimovski had a meeting with the Director of Bureau for Public Security, Mr. Mitko Chavkov, during which it was discussed the possibilities and ideas for future cooperation. During the meeting, both Directors concluded that the fight against transnational organized crime, with particular reference to illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons, human beings, cybercrime, terrorism etc., can be efficient only if all countries cooperate and exchange information, because these kind of crimes do not know borders and/or administrative procedures.
Additionally, Mr. Jakimovski explained the ongoing projects and activities of SELEC, being concluded that in the future Macedonian Police will be more involved in all actions that SELEC is undertaking in fighting against transnational organized crime.
Having in mind that SELEC includes the customs administrations of its Member States, Mr. Jakimovski met with the Director of the Customs Administration, Ms. Natasha Radevska Krstevka. The meeting aimed deepening the cooperation for suppressing cross-border crime with emphasis on smuggling of drugs, financial and computer crime, smuggling and customs fraud. Representatives of both institutions stressed the commitment for future cooperation through increased exchange of information and initiation of joint actions to combat crime in Southeast Europe.