Border Guard and Law Enforcement Agencies of Central Asia continue to enhance cooperation in investigating cross-border crimes

  • Thematic Component: 2. Improvement of Detection Capacities
  • Country: All region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

From March 29 – 31, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a regional workshop in Almaty for the Heads of Investigation Units of the Border Guard and Law Enforcement Agencies from Central Asian countries. The workshop expanded cooperation in exchanging information between the law enforcement agencies dealing with the investigation of cross-border crimes.

The workshop analysed the legal basis and legal powers of institutions involved in information exchange, including crime analysis products on cross-border crime-related investigations and evidence exchange. To facilitate information exchange in the crime investigation, amendments were proposed to the relevant legislation of Central Asian countries as a result of the workshop.

In the framework of the workshop there was organized introductory visit to Headquarter of Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors (CARICC) in Almaty. Participants of the visit were introduced to CARICC operations and information exchange mechanisms. Synergies of activities of the BOMCA 10 Programme and CARICC were discussed during the visit.