Rwanda equipped to counter transnational security threats- Gasana
As the complexity of emerging transnational security threats continues to tighten, Rwanda has the capacity to counter the threats, the inspector general of Police Emmanuel Gasana has assured.
Â Gasana who was speaking at the opening of the 84th Session of the General Assembly of Interpol held in Kigali on Monday noted that Rwanda has been able to put across counter measures in handling transnational crimes.
â€œWe have for the past years able to detect and stop criminals,â€ said Gasana.
He also noted that through collaboration with Interpol, Rwanda was able to avertÂ Â transnational crimes which has continued to assure security of citizens.
Â Accordingly, Rwanda police was able since 2009 to handle 36 cases involving trafficking in persons with 153 victims from various countries involved as well as apprehending 10 transnational drug traffickers.
While also, the Police last yearâ€™s recovered 20 vehicles that were stolen from neighboring countries while much money and assets stolen from neighboring countries were recovered and returned to the owners.
â€œInterpol equipped Rwandaâ€™s border posts with access to critical data bases and policing tools,â€ he said while saying this collaboration has further strengthening the forceâ€™s strength to counter cross border crimes.
â€œBut of course challenges remain in addressing these transnational crimes, he said adding that through policing and building capabilities as well as finding new ways together will help address the challenges.
Meanwhile, Mireille Ballestrazzi, President of Interpol said that this yearâ€™s general Assembly will look at strategies to confront rapid and increasingly complex changes while providing appropriate responses.
â€œThese are an integral part of the development of any country and, of course, of any organization, which is what we will be addressing in the coming days,â€ she said.
The meeting that ran on the theme Interpol 2020, has brought together 145 countries with 700 delegates as well as international members of the Interpol and has been hosted by Rwanda.
The meeting that will close on November 5 is expected to draw strategies on policing on security issues such as terrorism, border security, cyber-crime, drug trafficking, corruption as well as asset recovery.