Investigation of drug related crimes

The training course "Investigation of drug related crimes" was organized in Osh (Kyrgyzstan) in the framework of the UNODC project "Strengthening the State Service on Drug Control of the Kyrgyz Republic". It was aimed at strengthening the capacity of investigation units' officers from the Kyrgyz State Service on Drug Control SSDC (SSDC), as well as enhancing interagency cooperation between other Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies with anti-drug mandates. The workshop was conducted by experts from the Federal Service on Drug Control of the Russian Federation (FSKN), Mr. Petr Ishchenko, Deputy Head of FSKN Investigation Department and Mr. Dmitry Postnov, Head of the FSKN Forensic Unit.

The investigation of crimes committed by organized groups and criminal organizations, detection tactics and techniques of crime scene investigations, cooperation between investigative and operational units, using results from operational activities in the investigation process were on the agenda. 25 officers from the State Customs Service, State Service on Execution of Punishment, Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Service on National Security took part in the event. The participants highly appreciated its practical value, that allowed them to improve their knowledge and to establish useful personal contacts for future professional cooperation.