20 February - 24 February 2017 - CRIMJUST supported the participation of two Drug Law Enforcement Officers from Ghana to participate in the workshop ''The fight against international drug trafficking" which was held from 20 to 24 February in Rome, Italy.

UNODC supported the initiative of the Central Directorate for Antidrug Services (DCSA), Department of Public Security, Ministry of the Interior of Italy to hold a workshop "The fight against international drug trafficking".The workshop brought together 26 officers during 5 days. Its objective was to provide technical and operational support in the fight against international drug trafficking in favor of foreign Drug Law Enforcement Officers. The main focus was in the use of technological tools in the international counter-narcotics action and police cooperation at international level.

Trainings included class training, on the job training and visits of Italian Drug Law Enforcement Offices including: Servizio di Cooperazione Internazionale (SCIP)/ International Cooperation Service; Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale dell'Arma dei Carabinieri (ROS)/Carabinieri Special Operational Department; Servizio di Polizia Scientifica/Forensic Police Service; Reparto Operativo Aeronavale della Guardia di Finanza/Guardia di Finanza Air and Naval Unit.

CRIMJUST supported the participation of two Drug Law Enforcement Officers from Ghana to the workshop, in line with its logical framework and objectives of the European Union Cocaine Route Programme, which seeks to build the capacity of law enforcement agencies and judicial bodies addressing organized crime and in particular cocaine trafficking by promoting regional and trans-regional cooperation.

The training has been considered overall a success by both Ghana participants as they expressed their appreciation of the workshop. They found it very relevant and said such learning will be put to use in their professional actions in the future.

Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by E U Cocaine Route Programme, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime.

For more information:

-  European Union "Cocaine Route Programme"

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