KLANG: Marine police and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) have signed a declaration of cooperation to work together to ensure the safety along the country's shorelines.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the strategic collaboration between these two enforcement agencies would be mutually beneficial.
"Through this collaboration, we can share intelligence, expertise, assets, training and human capital, as well as joint operations.
"I am confident we can strengthen our defences along the coasts," he said in his speech after signing the declaration of strategic cooperation at the Marine Police Region 1 Base at Port Klang here on Thursday (March 5).
He said the cooperation was timely as the country was facing non-conventional threats and trans-border crime.
Hamid signed the declaration with MMEA director general Admiral Datuk Mohd Zubil Mat Som, witnessed by Home Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Zainal Abidin Abu Hassan.
Adm Mohd Zubil they would announce the cooperation notes soon.
"I believe this cooperation will lead to a positive impact as we have already proven last year.
"Together with the police and Customs Department, we managed to thwart smuggling cases as well as a huge drug trafficking case in Johor last year.
"We seized 2.08 tonnes of syabu worth RM107.5mil in this operation," he said adding that the success proved the importance of agency cooperation in combating crimes.
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