UNODC continues to strengthen the analytical capacities of Uzbek law enforcement officers

Newly emerging drug trends and situation show the need for drug enforcement agencies to enhance their officers’ knowledge and skills in data analysis using open and professional software.

UNODC continues to strengthen the analytical capacities of Uzbek law enforcement agencies to better respond to threats of cross-border organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking, and to ensure effective border control. In this effort, intelligence processing and analysis form a key component for effective and efficient law enforcement activities.

On 6-11 June, UNODC conducted a national training course on the processing and analysis of information by using special and open programmes (including IBM i2) for 19 law enforcement officers-analysts representing all regions of Uzbekistan. The training was conducted at the premises of the Institute of Advanced Training of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the Ministry) of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The training aimed to enhance the analytical capacities of law enforcement officers in gathering, compiling, and processing information using analytical software tools through practical exercises and case studies. The challenges related to making dashboards and diagrams and working with billing data and the ArcGIS geoinformation system were reviewed during the training.

The training was delivered by the UNODC Paris Pact Liaison Officer and Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) experts.

“Intelligence analysis and intelligence-led policing are fundamental elements of law enforcement activities. The knowledge and skills acquired by law enforcement officials in these areas during the training will help them in the performance of their duties,” said Mr. Shokhzodkhon Turakhonov, Special Operations Officer of the Ministry’s Drug Enforcement Department, in his closing remarks.

He highlighted the appropriateness of conducting more trainings and organizing Advanced Training Course on the Processing and Analysis of Information by Using Special and Open Programmes (including IBM i2) - Level 2 that will allow professionals to refresh and upgrade their skills and acquire new knowledge.

Mr. Erkinjon Marupov, Head of the Information Technology Department of the Ministry's Institute of Advanced Training, encouraged UNODC to actively use the Institute's capacities when conducting similar trainings in the future. 

The training was organized under the UNODC regional project on Enhancing Capacity of Border Crossing Points and Improving Regional Cross-Border Cooperation by Promoting Border Liaison Offices’ Concept and Development of Information and Communication Networks for Border Agencies of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2022-2025.

The project is funded by the Government of Japan.


For further information, please contact:

Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia

Email: nurangez.abdulhamidova[at]