CARICC - Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, established within the Memorandum of Understanding on sub-regional drug control cooperation dated May 4 1996 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) between the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
CARICC main objectives:
- Coordination of the efforts of the member-states in combating the illicit drug trafficking at the regional level.
- Facilitation of the enhanced cooperation between the competent authorities of the member-states in combating trans-border crime associated with illicit drug trafficking.
- Establishment of cooperation mechanisms between competent authorities of the member-states.
- Assistance in organizing and executing joint international operations and investigations, including controlled deliveries.
- Collection, storage, protection, analysis and exchange of information in the field of combating illicit drug trafficking.
Financial source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
CARICC is established under the UNODC project TD/RER/H22 “Establishment of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC)” – part of “Rainbow” strategy.