UNODC continues to enhance the analytical capacities of the Kyrgyz border officers

UNODC continues to strengthen the analytical capacities of the Kyrgyz border officers to combat cross-border crime and ensure effective border control.

On 23 – 27 August, UNODC conducted a national training course on operational data analysis methodology for 15 officers from the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic in Osh.

The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the border officers on collection, synthesis and analysis of large amounts of data for the subsequent formulation of the necessary recommendations as part of further operational activities.

The training provided both theoretical and practical training sessions. It was delivered by national expert Mr. Azamat Sabyrbekov who has extensive experience in conducting operational data analysis.

On 30 August – 3 September, the training participants attended the UNODC training course on using IBM “i2 iBase” and “i2 Analyst’s Notebook” special software in Osh.

The training provided basic skills in conducting operational and strategic analyzes of large amounts of data using IBM i2 software.

Mr. Arstanbek Duishoev, an expert from the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) specializing in the use of special software delivered the training.

Upon completion of the trainings, the participants were awarded certificates. They thanked UNODC for organizing the courses and the trainers for their professionalism. They noted that such highly informative and useful trainings would enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day job.

The trainings were conducted within the framework of Cross-Border Cooperation Component of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia designed to counter the trafficking of Afghan opiates through the northern route by establishing Border Liaison Offices (BLOs) at the key border crossing points (BCPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is the first project to establish BLOs in Central Asia, and its stakeholders are the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Border Troops, Customs and Drug Control Agencies of each country.

The establishment of BLOs in Central Asia builds a strong foundation for further effective interagency and cross-border cooperation. To date, 19 BLOs have been established on the Tajik-Afghan, Uzbek-Afghan, Tajik-Uzbek, Kyrgyz-Tajik, Kyrgyz-Uzbek, Kyrgyz-Kazakh and Kazakh-Uzbek borders. Each country assigned staff for the establishment of BLOs and allocated premises at the BCPs, while technical assistance was provided by UNODC ROCA through organizing training courses and providing equipment to support the operation of the offices.

The component is funded by the Government of Japan.


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For further information, please contact:
Nurangez Abdulhamidova
Communication and External Relations Officer
UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (Dushanbe)
Email: nurangez.abdulhamidova[at]