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CARICC delegation participation in training on combating smuggling of synthetic drugs

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Staff members of CARICC Information and Analytical Unit took part in the training on "Interdiction of Synthetic Drug Smuggling through Parcel Systems" under UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries 2022-2025 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan on 6-8 December 2023.

The training was conducted by international trainers of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). 

This event brought together representatives of competent authorities of Kazakhstan, representatives of the INL Office of the U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Kazakhstan, experts from the International Narcotics Control Board and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

INCB measures to combat new psychoactive substances (NPS), non-medical synthetic opioids and other dangerous substances, as well as seizures and concealment methods of dangerous substances were presented to participants. Moreover, international trainers taught participants on data exchange through the secure communication platform IONICS and data analysis, risk profiling using the GRIDS software tool.

Also, CARICC staff members in their remarks informed about current drug situation in Member States, and also briefed on ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

Constructive exchange of views and experience in counternarcotics field also took place with the training attendees.  

Training participants marked high level of preparation of the event and instructors, as well as an interesting and relaxed manner of delivery of training material.

Participants were awarded certificates upon conclusion of the event.

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