Turkey and UNODC conduct training courses on border security for South Eastern Europe

Source: Paris Pact

Geographical area: Global

Date: 1 February 2022

13-17 Decemb§er, Ankara, 20-24 December 2021, Istanbul, Turkey: UNODC in cooperation with the Counter Narcotics Training Academy (NEA) of Turkey organized two training courses on countering drug trafficking and securing borders for participants from  law enforcement agencies of the South Eastern European jurisdictions. 

The first training course in Ankara on “Drug Identification, Current Drug Trafficking Routes and Trends” enabled law enforcement officers deployed at borders and in counter-narcotics units to be better equipped with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills on illicit drug types, trafficking routes, methods, new routes and trends from production to consumption areas.  

The training course in Istanbul focused on “Airport Passenger Risk Analysis and Search Techniques” and covered the topics of risk assessment, selectivity, profiling, and search techniques at airports strengthening thereby the participants’ knowledge and expertise in this field.  

The event corresponds to the recommendations adopted under the Paris Pact’s Pillar I on Cross-border Cooperation.