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ENHANCING PORT SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

ENHANCING PORT SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

Organized criminal (OC) groups exploit marine ports for both profit-driven crimes like drug trafficking, counterfeiting, and cargo theft, and tactical...

Organized criminal (OC) groups exploit marine ports for both profit-driven crimes like drug trafficking, counterfeiting, and cargo theft, and tactical support activities. These involve corrupting industry insiders and occasionally intimidating security and law enforcement personnel. While legislation aims to curb port criminality, evolving tactics demand additional measures. The Government of Canada can empower ports by providing training to local police, broadening security clearance criteria, refining security plans to address criminal threats beyond infrastructure, and fostering information sharing among supply chain partners.

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