Oz police chief opens office in India

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New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus today opened the first AFP office in New Delhi, India.

This represents a strengthening law enforcement relationship between India and Australia.

Commissioner Negus said the AFP was committed to working with India to combat criminal threats affecting both Australia and India and that the office opening in New Delhi is an important step for law enforcement.

"The AFP places a high value and level of respect on the India-Australia law enforcement relationship," Commissioner Negus said.

"In an increasingly globalised world, transnational crime is a growing threat. As regional partners, Australia and India face common threats related to transnational crime, including drugs, human trafficking, terrorism and cybercrime.

"Recent agreement on the reciprocal hosting of law enforcement liaison officers and the successful delivery of a joint police training program will benefit police in both countries."

"These measures will enable both Australian and Indian law enforcement to build their capacity to fight crime in their respective jurisdictions."

"Discussions with Indian authorities have been highly productive and we look forward to strengthening the India-Australia law enforcement relationship."

The opening of this post brings the total number of AFP International Network liaison officers to 98, stationed in 33 posts around the world, an Australian High Commission release said here today. (ANI)

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