A regular annual working meeting with liaison officers of observer states and plenipotentiary representatives of CARICC member states was held in CARICC on October 12, 2018.
The event was attended by liaison officers from Afghanistan, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Mongolia, USA, Turkey, representatives of the INTERPOL General Secretariat, SELEC Center, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, plenipotentiary representatives of CARICC member states, as well as CARICC’s leadership and staff.
During the meeting, parties discussed issues of enhancing the exchange of information and analytical data in the field of combating illicit drug trafficking.
Liaison officers of CARICC observer states shared their experience in creation and operation of electronic databases for processing the results of chemical examinations of amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances. Issues in countering cybercrime were also discussed by participants.
CARICC presented its Virtual Hub on activities for the exchange of information on planned activities in the region in order to consolidate efforts and minimize financial expenses, as well as electronic database on concealment methods of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances identified by competent law enforcement authorities.
After the meeting, an agreement was reached with liaison officers of observer states to enhance cooperation in the area of countering transnational drug related crime.