Transnational Crime Units
There are 28 Transnational Crime Units (TCUs) in 20 member nations across the three Pacific regions; Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. The role of a TCU is to identify and target transnational crime and share information by reporting to the PTCCC. Each TCU is a sovereign entity with representation by customs, immigration, and police. Key functions include:
- proactive criminal intelligence collection, analysis, target development and dissemination
- leading on efforts to detect, dismantle and disrupt transnational crime impacting member countries and the region
- liaising with local partners in relation to border control issues and investigations; and
- completing a country focussed transnational crime intelligence assessment each calendar year.
Member States with TCUs
American Samoa, Australia, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Key partners of the PTCN include the Australian Federal Police (AFP), New Zealand Inc and the United States Joint Interagency Task Force – West (JIATF-W).
PTCN Secretariat: PTCN@afp.gov.au