RILO intelligence exchange forum held in Seychelles

The 9th meeting of Eastern and Southern Africa’s Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO) has been hosted by Seychelles. The 3-day event was aimed at seeking and sharing information regarding tax evasion, drug smuggling, using of forged currency, distribution of pornographic materials, and intellectual property rights violation.

RILO is a global information exchange network among Customs around the world. It manages data on illegal activities related to customs matters and works under the WCO (World Customs Organization) frame. The Regional Intelligence Liaison Officehas 18 member countries and is part of the World Customs Organisation. These are Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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