UNODC supports South Eastern Europe in countering drug trafficking

Source: Paris Pact

Geographical area: Global

Date: 5 June 2022


23-27 May 2022, Istanbul, Turkey: UNODC organized a training on Advanced Vehicle Search for 12 border law enforcement officers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo under UNSCR 1244 in cooperation with the Turkish National Police staff from the Counter Narcotics Training Academy (NEA). Officers were exposed to advanced search techniques as utilised on the frontline of the fight against drug trafficking by Turkish National Police.

Officers were also briefed on current drug trafficking trends and challenges faced by Turkish Narcotic Police.  The importance of reporting emanating from this work and the benefits to strategic assessment and planning was highlighted by senior officers.

The training was delivered as part of enhanced border control efforts within the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and continues the developing relationship between UNODC and Turkish partners in NEA.

This activity corresponds to the priority recommendations adopted under Pillar I (Cross-border Cooperation) of the Vienna Declaration, which serves as a roadmap of the Paris Pact Initiative.