On the 10th -11th of February, in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), bilateral meetings of the leadership and responsible officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of National Security, the State Migration Service, the State Customs Service, the State Border Service were held with a delegation of CARICC, headed by G. Pustovitov, Director of CARICC.
During negotiations, the head of a delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan provided briefed the visitors on the drug situation in the country, its trends, methods and techniques used to detect drug offenses, organizational work of the Government and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan on drug prevention, conditions of the Service and issues of interaction between various state structures when organizing the fight against illicit drug trafficking.
The host delegation noted the importance and high role of CARICC in assisting the competent authorities of the Center member states in combating drug trafficking, and also expressed its willingness to facilitate and further enhance the effectiveness of CARICC.
In turn, G. Pustovitov, Director of CARICC, briefed on the Center’s 10-year activity, positive results achieved and long-term plans for the future. During the meeting, the intention was articulated to elaborate the issue of organizing trainings for officers of the competent bodies engaged in combating drug trafficking in risk profiling in cooperation with CARICC partners.
At this meeting, the parties in the form of friendly dialogue discussed the possibilities of increasing the effectiveness of joint work to counteract illicit drug trafficking in Central Asian region.