Cooperation platform among immigration heads in the Kingdom

ORANJESTAD - Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the BES islands are running a regional platform where immigration heads collaborate more closely. This decision was made at the last Four-Country Judicial Consultation, which took place in the Netherlands. 

The six islands of the former Netherlands Antilles play a crucial role in combating cross-border organized crime. According to those involved, strengthening efforts against this type of crime requires close international (regional) cooperation with immigration and border authorities. 

The individual departments face limitations in capacity, expertise, and adequate training due to the small scale of their organizations. The goal of the platform is for the islands to systematically exchange information, intelligence, and expertise concerning trends that may affect integration and security in general. 

This cooperation platform includes the Director of Immigration of Aruba, the Director of Immigration and Border Patrol Services of Sint Maarten, the Curaçao Police Corps, and for the Caribbean Netherlands, the Deputy Brigade Commander and Head of Operations.