Nineteen officers of Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) participated in the WCO RILO A/P Expert Mission Training held from 11th to 13th August 2015 at Royal Malaysian Customs Headquaters, Putrajaya. Four officers of RILO A/P and one officer from Korea Customs Service were the trainers for the course. Mr. Hwang Seung-ho, Head of RILO A/P and Dato’ Ab Hamid Salleh, Director of Customs Corporate Planning Division of Malaysia Customs jointly officiated the opening ceremony of the training.
During the course the participants were trained to input seizure data into the Customs Enforcement Network (CEN), download CEN data to Microsoft Access format for analysis to identify new risk indicators and trends, and introduced to basic and advanced statistical analysis techniques using Microsoft Excel. Beside this, the participants were exposed to RILO A/P activities and projects such as DSINS, Project Crocodile, and Project Sky-Hole-Patching as well as special operations such as Project CADS and Operation Sesha. The trainer from Korea Customs Service provided an overview of the National drug trafficking situation in Korea for the purpose of sharing experiences and good practices.
The participants benefitted greatly from the knowledge imparted by the trainers who are experts in their respective fields. It is hoped that with the knowledge gained, RMCD officers will be able to enhance the intelligence capability as well as support RILO A/P and WCO enforcement and intelligence activities.