Establishing Effective Container Control Systems to Better Address Illicit Goods Trafficking

A two week training for frontline officers of the Customs Service and Drug Control Agency of the Republic of Tajikistan was conducted by the "UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme". The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan hosted the event at the "Terminal" customs post in Dushanbe. Experts from UNODC and the World Customs Organization facilitated the training, which served as a continuation of the previous activities conducted by the Container Control Programme (CCP) in Tajikistan, including the country's technical needs assessment, as well as the participation in CCP regional activities including the theoretical training in March 2015.  The trainees became proficient in applying profiling and search techniques of high-risk consignments as well as exchange data via the secure "ContainerComm" communication system. In particular, the trainees identified and inspected the high-risk consignments selection of the containers in the pre-arrival (imports) and/or pre-departure (exports) phase, while also undertaking  physical examinations.

The CCP Regional Segment for Central Asia and Azerbaijan is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.

Practical Exercise at Customs Post "Dushanbe-2", Tajikistan