Working meeting with the Heads of the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime and the Heads of the Departments for Combating Drug and Cybercrime of the Turkish National Police.
During the period from 3rd to 5th August 2021 in Ankara there were held the meeting of the CARICC Director Major General Miralizoda R.A., Head of the Program Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan of UNODC Mr. Naweed Riaz (connected online) with the Head of Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) as well as with the Heads of Departments for Combating Drug and Cybercrime of the Turkish National Police.
Over the course of the meeting in TADOC the Head of the Academy Mr. Erdem Ozler and the Representative of the Turkish National Police expressed readiness to cooperate upon the relevant issues of drug countering, to arrange and hold international seminars and trainings as well as joint projects realization in this area for employees of competent bodies of the CARICC participant countries.
CARICC’s Director Miralizoda R.A. noted that the Center attaches a great importance to cooperation with the TADOC primarily in the matters of education and advanced vocational trainings for the NCA’s employees as well as fully supports all initiatives and efforts of the international community aimed at countering drug trafficking.
In this regard and with a view to strengthen the cooperation bases in these directions of activity as a result of the meeting an agreement was reached on the development and signing of an Agreement (memorandum) on cooperation between CARICC and TADOC.
At the meeting of the CARICC’s Director Miralizoda R.A. with the Heads of the Departments for combating Drug and Cybercrime of the Turkish National Police the Center noted the role of the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Turkey, which are at the forefront of the departments of the states of the world community that successfully counteract drug trafficking and related crime.
This is confirmed by the significant volumes of seized drugs and the number of liquidated organized criminal drug groups.
In turn, the heads of the Turkish National Police Departments shared their experience and skills, expressed their readiness to participate in seminars and trainings on the basis of the CARICC on education and training of employees of the CARICC NCA on new methods of combating drug trafficking and cybercrime within the framework of specialized programs, projects and other activities, including ones supported by the UNODC.
Additionally, the Turkish side was pleased with the information about the carrying out of systematic by the Center to grant Turkey the status of a full member of the CARICC and its joining to the Agreement on its Establishment, with the prospect of making a positive decision on this issue in the near future.