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From 11 to 15 March 2019, at the site of the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors, instructors from DEA USA conducted a training seminar for law enforcement officials of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the topic “Working with confidential sources and undercover operations ".
According to the participants, the workshop turned out to be very useful and productive in order to apply the acquired knowledge in the daily operational-search activity by law enforcement officers of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In addition, a high level of training of instructors and the organization of the event were noted.

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On February 7, 2019, at the initiative of the Almaty Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after M.Esbulatov, senior local police inspectors of the GROP of territorial units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan carrying out their professional activities in the field of countering illegal distribution of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors visited CARICC.
CARICC staff during this visit organized an introductory tour for police officers taking advanced training courses at the Interdepartmental Center for Combating Drug Trafficking of the Almaty Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after M.Esbulatov.
Delegates were presented information on main directions of the Centre’s tasks, its development prospects and results of work in the field of combating transnational drug crime.

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From January 28 to February 1, 2019, staff of CARICC’s Information and Analytical Division held the first stage of training for teachers of the Academy in acquiring skills and practical application of specialized software “i2 iBase” and “i2 Analyst Notebook» at the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana).
In the process of learning, use of certain functions of the specialized software “i2” was considered as well as the use of this system in information and analytical work in collection, analysis and preparation of tabular data for compiling reports and references.
Following main (theoretical) lectures, representatives of CARICC conducted practical exercises with target group.
The main focus during practical classes was on analysis of criminal cases and establishment of interrelations, since this is the most relevant and sought-after line of activity. During the study, corresponding objects and connections were developed in database and an algorithm for processing, uploading and analyzing data into the “i2” software database was developed.
Participants noted the training fully corresponded to functional responsibilities and proved very constructive and useful in daily service of the staff of the agency.
In addition, a high level of training of instructors and organization of the event was noted.
The participants of the training recognized interesting and easy way of presenting educational material as well as moving away from standard lecture methodology and method of consolidating material by solving practical introductory data directly using specialized software.

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A meeting of the Working Group on organization of anti-drug operations and other activities within the scope of competence of the Coordination Council of Heads of Competent Bodies on Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held in CARICC on January 17, 2019.
Trends and changes in drug situation on the territory of CSTO member states in the second half of 2018 were discussed during the meeting. Information was provided on measures taken by competent authorities of CSTO member states in prevention of illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors. Recommendations for addressing abuse of new psychoactive substances were also presented along with measures taken to schedule new NPS in lists of prohibited substances.
Towards conclusion of the meeting, parties expressed intention to further strengthen and develop cooperation and interaction with regional international organizations and formats in combating drug trafficking.

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An annual working meeting of Steering Committees established under Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia was held in CARICC from 11th to 12th of December, 2018.
The working meeting drew together representatives of border guard agencies, customs services, ministries of internal and foreign affairs, of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the Kyrgyz Republic, of the Republic of Tajikistan, of Turkmenistan, of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as experts from the OSCE, UNODC Programme Offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and CARICC.
During the meeting, delegations provided information on implementation of the Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia and its impact on the situation in border security and cross-border cooperation in the region, on the activities of centers established for coordination and monitoring of border liaison offices.
CARICC presented on practical relevance of the Centre as part of implementation of the Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia.
Towards the conclusion, parties defined priorities of competent authorities of Central Asian states in the field of state border protection and development of cross-border interaction, and made recommendations for further development of the component of the UNODC Programme with active involvement of CARICC.

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Zh. Suleimenov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan met with D. Nazarmukhamedov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a working meeting in the premises of CARICC on December 11th, 2018.
CARICC briefed delegations on main directions of the Centre’s work and discussed issues of cooperation with competent bodies in countering drug smuggling.
Upon the conclusion, the parties expressed intention to further strengthen and develop cooperation in combating drug trafficking.

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Between December 3 and 5, 2018 CARICC took part in a joint workshop on typologies of the Eurasian (EAG) and Asia-Pacific (APG) groups (networks) on countering money laundering in Novosibirsk (Russia).
The event was attended by: 1) delegations from the EAG Member States: Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; 2) delegations from the APG Member States: Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, East Timor, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Pakistan, Korea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan; 3) international organizations: FATF, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, Interpol, CARICC; 4) private sector: representatives of the banking sector, non-governmental organizations regulating financial technologies.
During the event, representatives of the EAG and APG member states presented and exchanged experience based on examples of practices in the area of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The event resulted in participants developing appropriate recommendations on countering laundering of criminal proceeds using virtual assets, financing of terrorism and human trafficking during work in three sections.

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G. Pustovitov, Director of CARICC, held a working meeting with J. Callahan, Senior Law Enforcement Program Advisor of the United States’ Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on 3rd of December, 2018. Also attending the meeting were M. Karpenkopf, Attache of the US Ministry of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s Regional Office in Almaty and R. Pitts, Head of UNODC Programme Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the course of the meeting, parties discussed prospects for expansion of geography of the Centre through accession of interested states as full participants and observers, CARICC funding, as well as rotation of deputy directors of the Center.
The Center delivered a presentation on the work in the field of information analysis.
Following the results of the meeting, parties reached an agreement on further cooperation and interaction.

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