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Vigilance at Ports key to preventing illegal drug importation: Moananu

Thursday 4 July 2024 | Written by Talaia Mika | Published in Crime, Local, National

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Vigilance at Ports key to preventing illegal drug importation: Moananu
Ports Authority staff loading goods onto a truck destined for local shops at Avatiu wharf in December last year for the festive season. Okesene Moananu, chief executive officer of the Cook Islands Port Authority, says although it is not part of their mandatory responsibilities, the staff are still advised daily about keeping a close eye on any illegal activities coming through the port. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU/23121409

Despite Cook Islands having a relatively low number of drug importation cases compared to other countries in the Pacific, there is no guarantee that it is not coming through, says the country’s ports authority.

Despite Cook Islands having a relatively low number of drug importation cases compared to other countries in the Pacific, there is no guarantee that it is not coming through, says the country’s ports authority.


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