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Regional Workshop on Enhancement of Drug Profiling Units Operation
Dushanbe, Tajikistan – A three-day Regional workshop “Enhancement of Drug Profiling Units Operation in Central Asia” organised by the EU-UNDP Border Management in Central Asia (BOMCA) Programmestarted today.
The workshop participants, law enforcement officers from government agencies involved in drug profiling and interdiction activities, authorised representatives of Central Asia Regional Information Coordination Centre (CARICC) from all Central Asian countries as well as UNDP, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), UNODC, OSCE representatives and others discuss DPUs state of play in Central Asia, development of DPUs’ activities in each country with presentations, needs for further development including trainings for DPU staff, and cooperation among countries in fighting against illegal drugs trafficking.
A visit to the Drug Control Agency in Dushanbe and practical demonstration of the DPU located at the Kulyab International Airport is planned where participants will get hands-on experience of DPU work in practice.
The overall objectives of BOMCA 8 are to help increase security in the Central Asian region, to contribute toward the facilitation of legitimate trade and transit, and to reduce the illicit movement of goods and people. The BOMCA Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP with ICMPD as an implementing partner.