THE opening ceremony of an advanced training course on the collecting and analysing of data on Myanmar wildlife and the combatting of the illegal timber trade was held at the Shwenandaw Hotel in Nay Pyi Daw on Monday with opening speeches by Police Brig-Gen Myint Htoo, the head of the transnational crime department and U Soe Myine, Myanmar advisor to United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Present at the ceremony were high-ranking police officers from the Myanmar Police Force, officer trainees from the Forest Security Police Force and instructors from the UNODC.
The training focuses on the methods used by timber traffickers, the ways and means of illegal trafficking in wildlife and timber which has been organised internationally and effective ways of preventing and combating these criminal enterprises.
The training course will run for twelve days.
Myanmar Police Force