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Uzbekistan-UAE Cooperation on Combatting Crime Developing Rapidly: Uzbek Interior Minister

Uzbekistan-UAE Cooperation on Combatting Crime Developing Rapidly: Uzbek Interior Minister

ABU DHABI-New and emerging crimes pose a big challenge to law enforcement and a state alone cannot tackle them effectively, said Lt. General Bobojonov Pulat Razzakovich, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM) during his official visit to Abu Dhabi last week, he pointed out, "Today, it is natural that the use of social media and other digital platforms is growing. At the same time, such opportunities are leading to an increase in the number of various types of cybercrimes."
"No state can fight these types of crimes independently," he emphasised.
He stressed that all countries have to fight together against such crimes. Establishing continuous cooperation and exchanging experience in detection and prevention of such crimes, especially cybercrimes, will benefit each and every country, the minister added.
According to the United Nations, crime is continually evolving and adapting. While organised crime, illicit drug trafficking and terrorism have been of major concern for the past two decades, other forms of criminal activity are now coming to the fore, such as cybercrime, sexual exploitation of children, environmental crime and trafficking in cultural property along with piracy.
The new and emerging crimes may not necessarily affect all countries at the same rate or with equal severity. What they have in common, however, is that by the time they are recognised as a transnational threat, they may already be too extensive to tackle, according to the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
The speed of technological advancement, increasing globalisation, and the exponential growth of global markets have created opportunities for criminal activities, often with a low risk of detection and using new forms of anonymity, says the UN. (WAM)