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Australia, Vietnam launch customs officer training course to improve detection of banned items

Australia, Vietnam launch customs officer training course to improve detection of banned items

Thursday, June 02, 2016, 11:12 GMT+7

Specialists from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection are running a course that will offer customs officers at an international airport in Ho Chi Minh City the opportunity to fine-tune their skills at identifying banned goods in scanned images.

Organized by the General Department of Vietnam Customs and the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the five-day training course began its first class at Park Royal Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.

The course aims to train customs officials to analyze images from baggage scanners to aid in the identification of illegal drugs, banned items, and smuggled goods stashed in luggage.

Customs officers will have the chance to exchange experiences and apply the course to their security roles at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Nguyen Thi Viet Nga, deputy director of the Department of International Cooperation under the Vietnam Customs, said that this is the first time the two nations have organized such a course.

“Customs officers always seek out opportunities for collaboration. Tightening surveillance and security is a must to deter illegal transportation of drugs, banned items, weapons, and more,” Nga said.

“We will work to pass the training from the course along to customs divisions at other international airports in the country like Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang and Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.”

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