Countering Transnational Organised Crime. Training for Malaysian Law Enforcement

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In August and September 2019, Protective Intelligence Network instructors delivered training courses on combatting transnational crime, and more specifically Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrant, for the benefit of the Royal Malaysia Police. The International Organisation for Migration, thanks to the support of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, organised the training activities in three Malaysian cities, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu.

The trainings were particularly interactive, and realistic simulations were put in place in order to recreate a police operation... After receiving actionable intelligence, participants accomplished investigative searches at a specific address where an armed criminal - under false identity - was hiding two women, ready to be trafficked in a neighbouring country and sexually exploited.

An interactive training requires participants to respond to what they are learning instantaneously. This forces them to integrate the learning content with their own unique way of thinking as they stop to reflect on the answer they should give or the path they should choose.

Class lectures were focused on Transnational Crime LEA responses, UNTOC, Information and Intelligence gathering, Crime Scene Management, Victim Identification and Protection, among others. A comprehensive final exam ended the courses. The response from the participants was in general one of great commitment and extreme interest for the learning activities proposed. Great Job!