EU-funded programme contributed to strengthening capacities of the Tajik authorities to investigate cross-border crimes

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

From 11 to 13 May, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a workshop in Dushanbe for investigators of cross-border crimes. The workshop enhanced the capacity and capabilities of law enforcement personnel 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 the Republic of Lithuania, introduced the European Union’s 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.