Representatives of Crime Stoppers Caribbean, Bermuda and Latin America, an International Non-Profit organization, held an approach meeting with the Director General Customs Director, Mrs. Tayra I. Barsallo, in order to outline their projects on national security issues, which they carry out through a global program of anonymous citizen reports about crimes of various types, such as: illegal trade, smuggling, counterfeit trademarks and piracy, to name a few.
Currently, this organization maintains an internet portal (www.tupista.org), which together with the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF), enabled them to make anonymous reports about cigarette smuggling, human trafficking, Illegal traffic of migrants, money laundering, corporate security and the Colon Free Zone, in which they maintains an alliance since 2018.
The meeting served as the first contact with the new Customs Administration. The same was attended by Alejo Campos, Regional Director of Crime Stoppers, and by Customs, Hitzebeth M. Buruyides, Superior Office Executive Assistant and Tomás Espinoza, Head of Direction of Customs Prevention and Control.
It is worth mentioning that Crime Stoppers has 42 years of experience and is present in more than 26 countries worldwide, where they offer advice, training and training hand by hand with local authorities, all media sectors, public and private, in order to promote citizen participation in regard to report the crimes described above.