BOMCA 10 contributed to strengthening capacities of Uzbek authorities to investigate cross-border crimes

  • Thematic Component: 2. Improvement of Detection Capacities
  • Country: Uzbekistan

From 12 to 14 April, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Tashkent for investigators and crime intelligence officers specialised in investigations of cross-border crimes such as trafficking and smuggling of drugs. The workshop enhanced the capacity and capabilities of law enforcement personnel of Uzbekistan in tackling drug smuggling and drug precursors.

During the workshop, the expert team from the Customs criminal service and the precursors control and risk assessment division of the drug, tobacco and alcohol control department under the Government of Lithuania, introduced the EU good practices for drug control measures and investigation of organised cross-border crimes, related to smuggling of drugs and drug precursors.

The workshop covered the main tendencies in drug trafficking, legislative models for drugs and precursors control, various tools and special investigative techniques, as well as case studies related to drug smuggling and the diversion of legal substances for the illegal production of drugs. As a result of the workshop, standard operating procedures on the investigation of drug smuggling and drug precursors will be developed.