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Title: The role of the Malta Customs Department in combatting drug trafficking
Authors: Scicluna, Joanna (2021)
Keywords: Malta. Ministry for Finance. Department of Customs
Drug traffic -- Malta
Law enforcement -- Malta
Drugs of abuse -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: Scicluna, J. (2021). The role of the Malta Customs Department in combatting drug trafficking (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: Drug trafficking has an enormous and devastating impact on every society. This despicable business is a multi-billion-euro industry that leaves behind myriads of victims. The quality and quantity of illicit drugs, and the routes criminal organisations choose, is a continuously evolving activity. The information which is revealed is due to the interdiction efforts of law enforcement agencies such as the Malta Customs Department. The contemptible trade of drug trafficking is a major global problem that is linked to several other ancillary crimes such as money laundering. This research study aims at analysing various criminal networks, their modus operandi, their routes, and the extent aforementioned criminal networks will go to, while exploring the roles and duties of the various sections of the Malta Customs Department which works towards combatting criminal organisations. The Malta Customs Department is the enforcement agency that safeguards the islands from the importation of illicit substances and other possible threats. Border Control Officials are at the front lines protecting and managing legal trade and travel while continuously employing strategies and introducing proactive measures. Equipping officials with the necessary tools, and employing the relevant training and technology is crucial for the Department. Working in collaboration with other local and international organisations in line with all relevant rules and regulations, the Malta Customs Department strives to establish effective controls which serve as a deterrent to illegal activity entering or passing through the islands.
Description: B.A. (Hons) Criminology(Melit.)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacSoW - 2021
Dissertations - FacSoWCri - 2021

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