2019 PICP Conference

Dates: 21 to 22 August 2019
Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Theme: A Pacific United: Preventing drug harm within our communities.

48th PICP Annual Conference Booklet (5MB)
The Booklet will be provided in hard copy at the conference.


Session 1: Increasing awareness
1.1Pacific Drug Environment
Pacific Island countries and territories have been increasingly targeted as for trans-shipment of illicit drugs, mainly methamphetamine from Asia and cocaine from the Americas. At the same time, no transit region stays a transit region. Leadership in the Pacific need to understand major changes in theses illicit drug markets, and how connectivity does, and will, impact. View Presentation 1.1
Jeremy Douglas
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
1.2The Current Pacific Drug Picture
An overview of current and emerging drugs activity and trends from the Pacific Transnational Crime Network.
Nicole Goodwin & Joan Greaves
Pacific Transnational Crime and Coordination Centre
A brief description of JIATFW and its mission, followed by an overview of the drug threat in the Pacific from our perspective, the challenges associated with the threat, and the role of our Counter Narcotics Operations Center (CNOC).View Presentation 1.3
Gary Royster
Joint Interagency Task Force West
1.4Pacific Drug Routes
Canadian criminal picture affecting the Pacific including trafficking routes (Air, sea, postal), smuggling tactics including some examples of criminals/organised crime in the area, exploiting vulnerabilities and taking advantage of the current price disparities.View Presentation 1.4
Jason Willmets
Regional Representative, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Session 2: Delivering a targeted and collaborative response
2.1ESR Forensic Programmes
Inter-Agency Collaboration to Meet a Diverse and Growing Drug Problem Changing trends in NZ drug use and importation are challenging the way drug analyses are traditionally carried out for law enforcement and harm reduction. These trends will be discussed together with ESR’s response to the need for greater information and targeted, at-source testing; through initiatives such as waste-water testing, the border screening lab, use of hand-held devices and street sample testing. View Presentation 2.1 (21 MB)
Kevan Walsh
2.2Tonga Case Study
Tonga Police presentation is a reflection of their journey in the past 2 years in combating illicit drugs in Tonga focusing on policy and operational challenges and how it is changing the way they police Tonga and how they contribute to regional security. View Presentation 2.2
Acting Detective Superintendent Halatoa Taufa
Superintendent Ashley Fua Tonga Police
2.3American Samoa Case Study Captain Pierre Clemens
Vice and Narcotics Unit
2.4Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Air Surveillance
FFA’s fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) activities and regional frameworks, systems and tools for information sharing are an integral part of the broader maritime security, awareness and management, including the exchange of fisheries data and intelligence. View Presentation 2.4
Allan Rahari
Director of Fisheries Operations
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
2.5Boe Action PlanAlifeleti Soakai
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
2.6Pacific Immigration Development CommunityIoane ALAMA
Head of Secretariat
Session 3: Legislation and Regulatory Controls
3.1Drugs Related Legislation in the Pacific
Methamphetamine – criminal laws in PILON member countries.
View Presentation 3.1a
View Presentation 3.1b
Janine McFarlane & Sasae Walter
3.2Pacific Drugs PolicyAlifeleti Soakai
Pacific Island Forum
3.3Pacific Detector Dog Programme
View Presentation 3.3
Inspector Steve Dunn
New Zealand Police
3.4CNMI Case Study
Drug Trends in the CNMI and Success Stories
Commissioner Robert A. Guerrero
Sergeant George Fleming David