Kyrgyz Customs officers trained to identify high-risk containers

Two weeks national theoretical training for the Kyrgyz Customs officers was organized in Bishkek under "UNODC-World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme - Regional Segment for Central Asia and Azerbaijan". The training aims to strengthen knowledge and skills of Customs officers on a wide range of international legal instruments related to drugs and crime as well risk analysis, cargo inspection, information exchange mechanisms, post seizure investigations and trade facilitation. Twenty-five officers from the State Customs Service participated in the event. WCO and UNODC representatives facilitated the training.

In his opening speech Mr. Shamil Berdaliyev, Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Service welcomed participants and appreciated the efforts of the Container Control Programme (CCP) in the country. Mr. Koike Takayuki, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic took part in the opening session.

Kyrgyzstan has joined CCP Programme in December 2015. CCP Kyrgyzstan segment is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Government of Japan.