The Palestinian Civil Police (PCP), with the help of EUPOL COPPS Mission, are exerting additional efforts punish those who commit acts of illegal dumping of wastes and hazardous materials in Palestine.
The Mission has recently gave a special attention to this new field of work and listed it as one of its leading programmes to support the PCP in its endeavour to fight environmental crimes.
In Bethlehem, the Mission advisers met the Head of Antiquities and Tourism Police and his staff presented the efforts being exerted to combat environmental crimes - obviously with great engagement and with an impressing result. The two sides paid visits to places where environmental crimes have been committed. They saw large amounts of dumped waste in areas near Bethlehem.
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