John Colledge

Customs-Excise-Immigration enforcement

General Information

Arlee, MT USA
Mountain Time (US & Canada)


Consultant to businesses, governments, intergovernmental institutions, and non-governmental groups for trade fraud matters such as tobacco and liquor smuggling, trafficking in counterfeit merchandise, related money laundering and public corruption. Subject matter expert for national and international media.Career law enforcement professional with military law enforcement in the U.S. Air Force, the Gilbert, Arizona Police Department, and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S. Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. Investigative experience as case agent and mentor of narcotics, public corruption and anti-money laundering investigations in southwest US border region and international arms and contraband cigarette smuggling, and anti-money laundering in Portland, Oregon. Managed and directed worldwide investigative programs in Fraud Investigations Branch at US Customs Headquarters. Frequent participant in the World Customs Organization contraband cigarette smuggling experts group and the former G-8 Lyon Sub-Group on Transnational Organized Crime.Experience in legislative testimony before the Nevada Legislature, Judiciary Committee, and U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, and Subcommittee for Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security in support of illicit tobacco trade legislation. Experience in legislative drafting and review at the state, national, and other countries.Highly productive management professional with successful leadership experience in state, national, and international program development and administration. Dedicated team-building program manager who produces through strategic planning, innovation, and stakeholder coalitions.