On 12-14 November 2019, UNODC' Global Firearms Programme organized in Podgorica, Montenegro training for first line responders from the Customs Administration on detection of firearms trafficking in postal shipments and at land border crossing points. The event was conducted in cooperation with the Customs Administration of Montenegro, Prosecutor's Office of Montenegro and the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro. The Customs Administration of Montenegro has carefully selected the participants for the training and has ensured also representation of its investigation and analytical units.
The training focused on risk assessment, developing of local risk indicators, profiling and selection of suspicious packages for examination. It included practical exercises for enhancing skills to identify concealments through various methods including X- ray analysis.
The participants gained knowledge on the procedures for import, transit and export of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition. The training addressed also the criminal aspects of firearms trafficking, including the procedures to be followed upon detection of illicit firearms.
The activity was made possible through the generous contribution of the Federal Republic of Germany.