July 09, 2018
Regional Workshop on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Commodity Identification (CBRN-CIT) begins at the Paradise Island Resort. The 5-day workshop is conducted by the US Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program Office in Sri Lanka. Fifteen officers from Customs and Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) together with 30 officials from related agencies of Sri Lanka and Pakistan are taking part in the workshop.
In a special ceremony held yesterday at the Paradise Island Resort, the Training Program was inaugurated by the Director General of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Zakariyya Mansoor, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the United States for their continuous support and assistance being provided towards capacity building needs of Customs and other organizations in identification of weapons and explosives. Additionally, he noted the vital role played by Maldives Customs Service in protecting our borders from such heinous crimes. He further reiterated that Maldives would remain against terrorism and inhuman acts of such nature by steadfastly enforcing laws and regulations and that most stringent measures would be taken against those who act against.
The Ceremony was attended by the Commissioner General of Customs Mohamed Junaid, senior officials of Customs and US Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.