The document Serious and Organized Crime Threats Assessment - SOCTA 2021 was presented today at an official event organized by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia, i.e. public Security Bureau, supported by the OSCE Mission in Skopje. Customs Director General Slavica Kutirov attended the event, together with the representative who took part in the activities of the task force for the preparation of this document.

The assessment was prepared by a task force, in which, besides analysts from the Public Security Bureau, representatives from the Customs Administration, the Financial Police Administration, the Financial Intelligence Administration and the State Environmental Inspectorate actively participated. The document contains a broad intelligence image and systematically identifies organized and serious crime threats in the country.

The adoption of SOCTA 2021 represents continuation of the cycle of policies related to organized and serious crime that are accepted and supported by Europol and as such should be used as a management tool for the successful creation of strategic goals, building national strategies and determining of the priorities for crime prevention in this domain.

Fight against illegal trade and crime is one of the primary tasks of the Customs Administration, as part of the strategic priority to protect society and improve border security, in the direction of facilitating international trade.




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