UNODC continues to strengthen the border control and management capacities of Turkmen law enforcement officers

From 27 February to 03 March, UNODC conducted in Almaty a national training course on the application of IBM i2 software, the use of border liaison offices’ (BLO) database and new psychoactive substances (NPS) for law enforcement officers of Turkmenistan.

The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the law enforcement officers working at the Farap, Imamnazar and Serhetabad border crossing points in the application of the IBM i2 software and identification of organized crime groups specializing in synthetic drug production and distribution.

The training was divided into two general sessions:

1. Training session on the application of IBM i2 software and use of BLO database delivered by A. Duishoev and B. Avazzoda - experts from the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC). The training provided both theoretical and practical sessions. The participants learned how to use IBM’s specialized software i2 iBase and i2 Analyst’s Notebook in law enforcement practices.

2. Training session on narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors delivered by Marina Pisani, Massimo Barbaglia and Marco Molinari - invited experts from the Central Directorate for Anti-Drug Services of Italy. During the training, law enforcement officers acquired new skills in identifying NPS and their precursors at the border. The training provided a knowledge and skills exchange platform for both trainees and international experts.

The experts from Italy were invited to deliver training based on agreements reached during the working visit of the CARICC management team to Italy in January 2023.

The feedback received from the participants at the end of the training was very positive.

The participants thanked UNODC for organizing such highly informative and useful training that would enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day job. They commended the high level of organization of the event and the competence of the instructors, as well as an interesting and comprehensive way of presenting educational materials.


The training was conducted within the framework of the regional Project for Enhancing Cross-Border Cooperation in Central Asia of Sub-programme 1 “Preventing and Countering Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2022 - 2025.

The implementation of the project in Turkmenistan is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). 


For further information, please contact:


Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia

Email: nurangez.abdulhamidova[at]