Training was conducted in the Conference Room of the Nepal Administrative Staff College
Thirty five officers from various law enforcement agencies including Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Customs, Excise, Armed Police Force, National Drugs Control Law Enforcement Unit (NDCLEU) participated. Among the participants were Mr. Pratap Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretrary and Chief Narcotics Control Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of Nepal ; Mr. Chandeshwar Acharya, Under Secretary, Chief of Narcotics Control Section.
Before the commencement of the CBT programme, a pre-workshop test was conducted and it was found that the participants had the average knowledge on precursors. They were 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. At the end of the workshop another test was conducted for the entire group and all of them excelled with increased level of understanding in the test.