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13 April 2024

Asian police gather in Philippines for bio-terror training

By Agencies


Police experts from nine Asian nations have gathered in the Philippines to train together on combating militants who use biological weapons, the hosts said Tuesday.

Interpol's bioterrorism programme coordinator Adrian Baciu is attending the five-day meeting with delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, a police statement said.

"As bio-terrorism is a global threat, we must also respond in a global scale to prevent such incidents from happening and act adequately if it happens," Philippines police chief Avelino Razon said in the statement.

"Though the concept of bio-terrorism is still quite new to us, it is never too early for us to be prepared for it and to prevent it from happening in the near future by acquiring needed skills in detecting and assessing its imminent effects," he added. (AFP)