UNODC supported a five-day training-course for the Kyrgyz Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior

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ISSYK-KUL, 29 September 2017 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office in Bishkek has completed a five-day training-course on “Drug Unit Commanders Course” from 25 -29 September 2017.

It was attended by the Mr. Jeffrey M. Eig, Country Attaché of the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Mr. John Brendon, Assistant Country Attaché, Mr. Alexander Fedulov, Head of Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic who opened the training-course.

The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic and Kyrgyz State Customs Service officers and brought together some 11 officers who were trained by three trainers from the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Training International Training Section.

Mr. Fedulov Alexander, Head of UNODC Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic said: “Series of training courses organized this year is a good example of successful cooperation between the UNODC and the U.S. DEA office in Bishkek for enhancing professional level of counter-narcotics officers. We hope that such cooperation will have positive impact on the situation with drug control not only in the country but also in the region”. 

Training-course participants developed knowledge on critical incident, case and evidence management, operational planning and leadership and professionalism in law enforcement, as well as countering money laundering and controlled delivery operations with case study method.

The event’s participants have identified several areas in national drug prevention system that requires improvement. As a result, 11 officers from the CNS and Kyrgyz State Customs Service graduated from the training course and were awarded with certificates.

The training-course was a part of the sub-programme 1 of the UNODC Regional Programme for central Asia 2015-2019 aimed at "Strengthening the Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic" with funding provided by the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

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