During the 14th annual meeting of RILO Middle East with local offices of country members which took place at Abu Dhabi on October 26th- 27th, 2010, Mr.
Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Dubai Customs Director General, is keen on increasing interaction between the local offices and exchanging information quickly with the WCO RILO to ensure analyzing the data and benefiting from it in combating customs offenses and following them up locally and internationally besides making use of the international expertise in developing inspection systems and training inspectors.
Yaqoob Al Ali, RILO Manager at Dubai Customs demonstrated the office's reports and activities for 2009-2010 and the most recent seizures of this year.
Participants of the meeting discussed methods of using the combating network by the country members and analyzing the information as well as mechanism of reviving RILO activities in the Middle East and taking part in the WCO or the RILO projects.
WCO's RILO is a regional centre for collecting, analyzing and supplementing data as well as disseminating information on trends, modus operandi, routes and significant cases of fraud.
THIS YEAR'S ACTS INCLUDE: THE WHITE STRIPES, COLDPLAY, KEANE, THE KILLERS, NEW ORDER, DOVES, ELVIS COSTELLO, BRIAN WILSON, VAN MORRISON, THE ZUTONS, THE CORAL, ASH, KAISER CHIEFS, GOLDIE LOOKIN' CHAIN, JOOLS HOLLAND, THE THRILLS, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, THE UNDERTONES, THE SUBWAYS, TAJ MAHAL, HAYSEED DIXIES, GARBAGE, BLOC PARTY, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, JAMES BLUNT, BABYSHAMBLES, THE FUTUREHEADS, THE BRAVERY, KASABIAN, MIA, THE EARLIES, RILO
KILEY, JEM, STEPHEN FRETWELL, ASH, BASEMENT JAXX, PRIMAL SCREAM, TORI AMOS, CHAS AND DAVE, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, RYAN ADAMS, FEMI KUTI, BUCK 65, BRITISH SEA POWER