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An expert meeting on the regional operation “Substitute. Phase 3” organized by the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries in cooperation with CARICC was held in Almaty on 21 October 2019.
The meeting was attended by representatives of competent authorities of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan and representatives of UNODC, CARICC and the International Narcotics Control Board.
The event participants reviewed and endorsed draft plan of operation “Substitution. Phase 3” produced by CARICC.
It focuses on detection and interception of smuggled consignments of certain types of precursors destined for production of narcotic drugs.
International Narcotics Control Board expert, in cooperation with representatives of participating States and CARICC, has developed a list of risk indicators of illicit shipments of precursors for use in the operation.
The event resulted in acknowledgement of the need for appropriate action at national level and cooperation at international level in order to identify and investigate diversion of precursors.

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The 15th meeting of the Council of National Coordinators of CARICC Member States chaired by the Republic of Kazakhstan was held on 16 October 2019 in Almaty.
Delegations of national coordinating authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and CARICC attended the meeting.
The Council recommended to elect Major General Rustam Aziz Miralizoda, representing the Republic of Tajikistan, to the post of CARICC director to Heads of CARICC Member States.
The Council recognized importance of accession of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkey to the CARICC Agreement, and need to sign the Agreement between member states on exchange and protection of secret information. The Council made recommendations on these matters.
Decisions on rotation of CARICC leadership and organization’s work were also taken.

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 09:49

CARICC Director meets with Swedish delegation

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On 8 October 2019, CARICC hosted a working meeting of the Director of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Traffic of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors with the Swedish Police Authority. The meeting was also attended by CARICC employees and heads of units.
During the meeting, the Swedish police delegation was briefed on the goals and objectives under CARICC mandate, results of its work, operations carried out in the region with the active participation and coordination role of CARICC, and initiatives that are expected to be implemented by CARICC in the near future.
In conclusion of the meeting, the sides recognized the importance of strengthening international cooperation in the fight against illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and indicated their intention to enhance cooperation in the future.

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CARICC delegation headed by its director took part as an observer in the 54th session of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East in Tashkent from 23 to 27 September.
During the 5-day event representatives and experts from more than 30 countries and international organizations discussed the current situation with regard to regional and sub-regional cooperation in countering drug trafficking and related topics.
Four key themes were addressed by working groups:
- importance of exchange of actionable intelligence and the role of regional cooperation platforms in facilitating that exchange;
- trafficking in synthetic opioids and synthetic cannabinoids and measures to counter such trafficking;
- record levels of opiate production and related challenges;
- practical measures tailored to the specific needs of children and youth to prevent and treat drug abuse among them.
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Discussions highlighted the role of regional centers (such as CARICC and the Gulf Cooperation Council Criminal Information Centre to Combat Drugs) as platforms for collection, analysis and exchange of information on crimes and coordination of multilateral operations.
On the last day of the session, the United Nations Sub-Commission adopted the report of its 54th session, including findings, conclusions and recommendations of working groups.

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CARICC instructor delivered a training course to officers of the Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the use of specialized programs for information analysis from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Interdepartmental Training Center on Combating Drug Trafficking of the Institute of Postgraduate and Advanced Education of the Almaty Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after Makan Yesbulatov,.
The training was arranged and delivered with the support of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office (INL) of the US Embassy to Kazakhstan.

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CARICC delegation headed by director G.Pustovitov attended the Eurasian Forum on AML/CFT from September 10 to 12, 2019 in Issyk-Kul region, Kyrgyz Republic, organized in accordance with decisions adopted during the 30th Plenary meeting of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG).
On September 11 during session on combating money laundering, the CARICC delegation delivered a presentation on implementation of the CARICC Regional Programme for the Systematic Fight against Organized Drug Crime through weakening its financial resources “DISRUPTION” and presented results of other initiatives aimed at tackling this problem.
The Forum was organized by the EAG Secretariat in partnership with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Forum was attended by leading experts in AML/CFT of EAG member states, including representatives of law enforcement agencies, financial intelligence units of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, and representatives of observer states in the EAG, international and regional organizations and anti-terrorism entitites.
The Eurasian Forum aimed to share expertise, experience and best practices on the latest developments in investigation of money laundering and terrorism financing cases.

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The Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) hosted a training course on methods of investigation in combating illicit drug trafficking in Almaty on 5-9 September 2019.
The training was conducted by officers of the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom for the Afghanistan Counter Narcotics Police.
The course was fully in line with functional duties of officers and proved to be very constructive and useful in daily work. Participants highlighted high level of organization of the event and the support received from CARICC.

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On September 6, 2019, the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) hosted a meeting of the CARICC leadership with Mr. Talgat Ashetov, expert of the United Nations Security Council Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team.
During the meeting, two sides exchanged information on efforts being made to combat illicit drug trafficking, including in relation to the latest trends in drug trafficking routes from Afghanistan, and also on counter terrorism.
The meeting was held in a warm and friendly environment, during which the parties outlined primary areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.

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