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Criminal investigation and law enforcement departments from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong met between August 2 and 4 in Hong Kong to review police cooperation between the three regions, and to find ways to strengthen information exchange and combat cross-border drug-related crime, telephone fraud and illicit gambling.
According to a press release, with the anticipated opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge by the end of the year ‘greater economic and social inter-regional development is expected, causing a great movement of people and goods’. The stated purpose of this year’s meeting was to prevent and combat cross-border crime resulting from this new Greater Bay Area inter-regional project.
Representatives from the MSAR Public Security Police Force (PSP), Judiciary Police (PJ) and the Unitary Police Service (SPU) represented the territory in the 23rd Working Meeting of Criminal Investigation Police Officers of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.