The Concept Note of Project Customs Anti-Drug Strategy (CADS) provides that the WCO Vice-Chair for the Asia/Pacific region should report the activities of Project CADS to the WCO Enforcement Committee meeting which is held annually. This year the report of Project CADS was presented to the 34th session of the Enforcement Committee by Dato’ Zulkifli Bin Yahya, Customs Director for the state of Penang in his capacity as the Chairman of the Regional Anti-drug Experts Group (RAEG), the implementing arm of Project CADS. The 34th session of the Enforcement Committee meeting was held in Brussels from 23rd to 26th March 2015 and RMCD was also represented by Dato’ Matrang Bin Haji Suhaili, Deputy Director General (Compliance and Enforcement).
During his report presentation Dato’ Zulkifli Bin Yahya updated the Enforcement Committee on the outcomes of the 1st RAEG meeting which was held in Hong Kong from 5th to 6th March, 2015. Among others he mentioned that the group had finalized its Term of Reference (ToR) and endorsed an Annual Plan and a Regional Anti-drug Operational Plan focusing on anti-smuggling of hard drugs (e.g. heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine etc) by air passengers which should be mounted in the period of July to September, 2015.