Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Fisi Nasario has become the first Fijian Police officer to complete studies at the People’s Republic of China’s leading anti-narcotics training institutions.
ASP Nasario has attained a Masters Degree in Policing majoring in Drugs from the Yunnan Police College.
The studying opportunity had been facilitated by China’s Ministry of Public Security and Fiji’s Ministry of Defense and National Security as part of the ongoing policing cooperation between the two countries.
ASP Nasario said the illicit drug trade was evolving at a rapid pace and the course was a real eye opener on how Yunnan law enforcement was using technology to help combat the illicit drug trade.
“The College is one of the leading learning institutions focusing on anti-narcotic training because of where it is located in the Yunnan Province in the middle of what is known as the golden triangle where there are a lot of drug related activities”.
“The use of technology as a deterrent was a real eye opener as to how law enforcement is able to keep tabs on those involved in the drug trade and their ability to conduct checks once a month was proving to be an effective means of keeping them from re-offending”.
ASP Nasario says he is looking forward to putting into practice the knowledge gained during the two-year learning period particularly through the use of technology.
As well as securing a Masters in Policing, ASP Nasario was also voted Best Student out of the more than 30 Chinese and International students who attended the 2 year course.
In May last year the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho had led a delegation to the College where they had an opportunity to visit the anti-narcotics training center and discuss future cooperation to help in Fiji’s war against the illicit drug trade.