CARICC director meets with representative of Belarus MIA
On August 16, 2019 at the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC), director of CARICC, Police Colonel Grigory Borisovich Pustovitov, met with deputy head of the Main Department for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Police Colonel Andrei Vyacheslavovich Saladonikov.
During the meeting, parties exchanged information on ongoing work in combating illicit drug trafficking, discussed proven positive experience of the Republic of Belarus, an observer state at CARICC, in countering new psychoactive substances and other synthetic drugs. CARICC director underlined effectiveness of measures taken in the Republic of Belarus to combat drug trafficking, both in legislative and organizational terms. It was emphasized at the meeting that CARICC, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, has been using the software “AIPSIN-ANTINARCOTICS” of a Belarusian company since last year. The parties also discussed the latest trends in drug situation in both the Republic of Belarus and the CARICC region, joint verification measures on specific cases of drug crimes.
CARICC director Grigory Pustovitov informed Andrei Saladonikov about preparations for an international event in the autumn this year, at which CARICC would welcome representatives from the Republic of Belarus.
The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, during which the parties once again underscored the trend of increased use of the so-called “Northern route” for drug trafficking and, accordingly, the need for close cooperation in all areas of combating drug trafficking.