The Republic of North Macedonia is a founding member of the South East European Law Enforcement Center – SELEC ( link ), a law enforcement, treaty-based international organization that brings together the resources and expertise of Police and Customs authorities that join synergies in combating more effectively trans-border organized crime in the region. SELEC, as successor of SECI Center founded in 1999, is established to provide support to its 11 Member States (Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia, Hellenic Republic, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Turkey), to enhance the coordination in preventing and combating crime, including transnational serious and organized crime.

SELEC has more than 15 years of experience and expertise in successfully conducting joint investigations and operations at the regional level, to facilitate the rapid exchange of information through liaison officers of its Member States assigned to SELEC Office in Bucharest, Romania.

SELEC operates through eight working groups dealing with issues related to drug smuggling, financial and cybercrime, smuggling and customs fraud, trafficking in human beings, terrorism, stolen vehicles, environmental and nature-related crime, and In these operational activities, the Republic of Macedonia is the coordinator of the Working Group on Financial and Computer Crime and the Working Subgroup on Cultural Heritage-Related Crime, which is part of the Working Group on Environmental and Nature-Related Crime.


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