UNODC will assist the countries/territories in improving border management and border control mainly by improving conditions for information exchange and strengthening the capacity for prohibition of cross-border illicit activities. Trainings will be organized to improve the cross-border cooperation and information exchange, as well as the professional skills of border protection law enforcement officers. This will also result in more effective response to organized crime and illicit trafficking.
UNODC will provide assistance in establishing and strengthening multinational specialised teams that will lead coordinated parallel and/or joint investigations. The creating of multinational specialised teams and the other measures are aimed at creating joint task force approaches and operations, exchange of experience and knowledge, and building trust among the authorities of the region. Particular emphasis will be made on the improvement of the capacities of major ports in the region to ensure that they are better equipped to fight illicit trafficking in drugs and other contraband.
Since an active contribution to improving border control can be made, the Regional Programme will during the course of the upcoming year:
Enhance the capability of border control and law enforcement agencies in identifying and inspecting high risk freight containers through the provision of trainings and the appropriate equipment; and
Establish a regional centre for the training of drug detection dogs