Director of CARICC meets with representative of German Federal Criminal Police Office in Kazakhstan
On August 21, 2019, the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors hosted a working meeting of Mr. Grigory Pustovitov, CARICC director, with Mr. Holger Primas, acting liaison officer of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The meeting was also attended by authorized representatives of competent authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, liaison officer of Mongolia and employees of the Centre.
Objectives and tasks of the Centre under its mandate, results of its work, operations carried out in the region with active participation and coordinating role of CARICC were presented during the meeting as well as initiatives planned to be implemented in the nearest future.
Mr. Holger Primas for his part extended his readiness to provide all possible assistance in combating drug smuggling along the so-called “Northern route” and to establish cooperation with CARICC, national coordinating bodies of member states, observer states and partners of the Centre.
Further involvement of Germany BKA in running checks in connection with identified cases of drug crimes of mutual interest was also discussed.
Parties recognized importance of strengthening cooperation between CARICC and competent authorities of Germany and expressed their intention to further maintain information exchange.