Among the participants were Mr Kinley Dorji, ED- BNCA, Mr Fintsho Dukpa, CPO (supply Reduction)- BNCA and Mr Chhador Wangdi (Demand Reduction) BNCA. & Thirty seven officers from various law enforcement agencies including PNB, Customs, Excise and chemist.
Before the commencement of the CBT programme, participants were given a test prior to the programme to assess the level of their knowledge of precursors. The participants had very little knowledge on precursors and most of them could not relate the subject with drugs. Therefore, they were first given a brief on the drug situation in the region of South Asia, the kind of drugs that are relevant to their country and the role of precursors in their conversion. Thereafter, they were given an overview of the significance of maintaining adequate controls over precursors, the international regime of precursor control as set out in the three UN conventions, the goals of the UNGASS, the 23 precursor chemicals - including their physical features, licit and illicit use, techniques of intelligence collection, investigation etc.
Resource person Mr. Kindly Dorji -BNCA provided participants an assessment of the drug situation as it prevails presently in Bhutan. A brilliant presentation was made by REVA an NGO on the Rapid Survey on drug abuse patterns conducted through UNODC. This highlighted the extent of drug abuse and underscored the fact that the menace of drugs has already reached Bhutan.
At the end of the session another test was administered on the entire group to assess the impact of the training programme on their understanding of the subject. And the scores indicated that the level of understanding had increased substantially at the end of the programme.