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SELEC_Inauguration Ceremony of the Training and Conference Center

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Inauguration Ceremony of the Training & Conference CenterBucharest, December 4th, 2012 -
The representatives of Romanianauthorities, embassies of SELEC Member States and Partners, aswell as representatives of mass-media were invited to attend theinauguration ceremony of the Training & Conference Center, on 4th ofDecember 2012, at the premises of the Southeast European LawEnforcement Center (SELEC).The construction and upgrading of the Training & Conference Centerof SELEC was made through a partnership with the U.S. EuropeanCommand - the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. Theoverall costs of the project were $ 730,000.In his welcome speech,Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir,Director General ofSELEC, addressed manythanks to the UnitedStates EuropeanCommand and USEmbassy to Bucharest fortheir interest and supporttowards the Center’scapacity, as well as toRomanian authorities and
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Administration of Parliament Palace for their excellent collaboration during the project.H.E. Mr. Mark Gitenstein - U.S. Ambassador to Romania addressed a speech to the participants mentioning that:
“The benefits of the project are manifold, both for our host Romania and for the United States as it partners with the thirteen member states to strengthen and improve regional law enforcement. Even existing partners, like the U.S., are anxious to increase their footprint within SELEC. I could not be prouder of SELEC and the collaborative role the U.S. has played as a partner in the development of this institution. It is one of the many bright spots of my tenure here as U.S. ambassador.” 
On behalf of the Romanian authorities, Mr. Marian-Grigore Tutilescu - Police Chief Quaestor, Head of Schengen,European Affairs and International Relations Department, underlined that
“the Training & Conference Center of SELEC will certainly contribute to the extension of the organization’s capacities as regards hosting international events like training and conferences on combating transnational crime in the region for the benefit of the Member States.” 
Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz, Director, Division for Operations, UNODC, stated:
„Global concerns, such as illicit production, traffic and abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as transnational organised crime, including trafficking in persons, terrorism, prevention, as well as fighting money laudering and terrorism financing represent priorities for all countries and for both SELEC and UNODC.” 
Mrs. Michelle Garcia – Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers Europe District, offered a plaque to SELEC, a ceremonialkey as a symbol of the existing partnership.At the end of the ceremony, Mr. Bahadir and Mr. Gitenstein cuttogether the ribbon and thus inaugurated the new Training &Conference Center.
5th Meeting of the Council of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC)
Istanbul, November 8th, 2012
- The 5th Session of the Council ofthe Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) tookplace in Istanbul and reunited the high officials and representatives ofthe SELEC Members States and partners.One of the most important issues on the agenda of the meeting wasthe election of SELEC’s Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.Consequently to the election process, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva fromRepublic of Bulgaria was reelected as the Director for Legal andInternal Affairs of SELEC for a new three-year mandate.The Council examined the requests for granting the OperationalPartner status to Italian Republic and mandated the SELEC DirectorGeneral to negotiate the respective cooperation agreement.At the same time, the Council authorized the SELEC Management to proceed with the cooperation with Europolas specified in the SELEC Convention, as well as in the Letter of Intent signed between the two organizations.The meeting was chaired by Mrs. Ivana Javor, the representative of Republic of Croatia, with the support of ViceChairman – Mr. Dorin Grosu, the representative of Romania. In 2013, the chairmanship of the Council will belongto the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
BUCHAREST, September 11th, 2012
- Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) continued itsregular practice for recognition of outstanding law enforcement activities carried out by Police and CustomsAuthorities of SELEC Member States in fighting trans-border organized crime. In the first semester of 2012,SELEC granted awards to those cases which proved to be successful, using the SELEC cooperation networkand involving at least two SELEC Member States.The goal of the Awards is to provide not only a material prize, but also to motivate the law enforcementauthorities to use cooperation avenues available through SELEC for fighting trans-border organized crime inSoutheast Europe.
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SELEC Bi-annual Awards Committee decided to grant the following awards for the first semester of 2012, as anappreciation for the efforts made and the results obtained by the relevant authorities of the Member States:
First Prize- Operation VLASINA
, a drug trafficking case involving Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of Serbia. Thisoperation led to the arrest of 12 persons (including the leaders of an Organized Criminal Group), dismantling of alaboratory of synthetic drug production and seizure of 1.3 tons of precursors, more than 10 liters BMK, 9 kgheroin, 1 kg marijuana, 4 guns, 1 pistol, ammunition and mobile phones.
Second Prize- Operation SPIDER
, also a drug trafficking case involving Romania and Republic of Bulgaria, which had as aresult the arrest of 3 persons and seizure of 40 kg of heroin, 2 vehicles and 4,400 euro.
Third Prize- Operation TORONTO
, a case in the field of falsifying documents used for illegal migration which involvedMontenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Serbia. The operation had defollowing outcomes: criminal reports against 10 persons and apprehension of 5 persons involved in falsifyingdocuments; criminal reports against 7 persons who have used fake passports; seizure of 14 false traveldocuments, guns and computers.
- Operation RUSO
, in field of credit card fraud/ skimming involving Republic of Bulgaria, Former YugoslavRepublic of Macedonia and Republic of Serbia, which conducted to the arrest of 7 persons and seizure ofequipment used for production of forged credit cards, 6 mobile devices, several phone cards, approximately5,000 euro cash and 19 forged cards.
News and Events
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between SELEC and UNODC
Bucharest, December 4, 2012
- A Memorandum of Understandingwas signed on 4th of December 2012 between Southeast EuropeanLaw Enforcement Center (SELEC), represented by Mr. Cristian Duta,Director for Operations, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC), represented by Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz, Director, Division forOperations.The purpose of this MOU is to provide a framework of cooperation andunderstanding and to facilitate collaboration between the twoorganizations, as well as to strengthen their ability to carry out theirrespective mission and responsibilities, minimize duplicative efforts andpromote the optimal use of resources for the benefit of their commonMember States in Southeast Europe. Currently, UNODC has the statusof Observer to SELEC.On this occasion, Mr. Lale-Demoz expressed his belief that the MoU will facilitate a better planning and morefuture joint investigations between SELEC and UNDOC. In this context, SELEC Management was invited to pay avisit to UNODC Headquarters in Vienna in the beginning of next year in order to agree together on further practicalsteps.
UNODC Afghan Opiate Project
Bucharest, November 26th, 2012
- The second meeting of the informal workinggroup on heroin and acetic anhydride trafficking to/from Europe, initiated byUNODC Afghan Opiate Trade Monitoring Programme as a platform for informaldiscussions, was organized on 26th of November 2012 at SELEC Headquarters.The main topics of discussions were the latest trends of opiate production inAfghanistan, precursors flows, current changes of heroin trafficking routes inEurope, profiles of the organized criminal groups dominating the drug traffickingin the region etc.The meeting was attended by representatives of different internationalorganizations such as UNODC, International Narcotic Control Board (INCB),EUROPOL, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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