EU-funded Programme continues improving cooperation on border crime analysis among agencies of CA countries

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

From 24 to 26 January, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Dushanbe for representatives of border guard and law enforcement agencies dealing with INTERPOL issues. The participants from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Border Forces of the State Committee on National Security, Prosecutor General’s Office and Drug Control Agency, under the President of the Tajikistan, familiarized themselves with legal, procedural and technical solutions for cooperation with and the running of activities through INTERPOL.

Experts from the International Liaison Board of the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau jointly developed recommendations with participants on strengthening legislation and international legal instruments, regulating cooperation in this area, as well as issuing proposals for improving the interaction mechanisms in the use of the INTERPOL services and databases for border control.

It is worth noting that this activity continues a series of activities in each country of Central Asia on this topic.  It is conducted in the framework of Component 2, “Improvement of detection capacities”, aimed at supporting law enforcement agencies in evidence-based investigations, specifically dealing with the detection and investigation of cross-border crime.  

Similar workshops were held in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.