Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre Recognizes Contributions of Cook Islands Immigration Member.

In a heartfelt farewell ceremony held today at the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre (PTCCC), Cook Islands Immigration Member Temata Karika was honored for his dedicated service during his three-month secondment from January to April 2024.
Samoa Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, Chair of the Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN), presided over the ceremony alongside Deputy Commissioner Lafaitele Herbert Aati, a distinguished alumni of both PTCCC and Samoa Transnational Crime Unit (TCU).
During the event, Commissioner Filipo presented Temata Karika with plaques from PTCCC and Samoa Police Prisons and Corrections Services, recognizing his invaluable contributions to the Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN). New Zealand Advisor to PTCCC, Maria Wetzell, commended Mr. Karika for his significant efforts in enhancing joint cooperation among police and immigration agencies across the Pacific.
The ceremony, attended by executives from the Pacific Immigration Development Community (PIDC), PTCCC members, and representatives from Samoa TCU, concluded with Commissioner Filipo extending best wishes to Mr. Karika for his future endeavors in the Cook Islands, expressing hope that his time in Samoa had been enriching during his secondment.
This occasion not only marks the departure of Temata Karika but also celebrates the collaborative spirit and dedication of individuals like Temata Karika in combating transnational crime across the Pacific region.