UNODC Enhances Inter-Departmental Cooperation of Law Enforcement and Financial Intelligence Agencies of Uzbekistan

A four-day capacity development simulation training for some 26 representatives of regional offices of law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence of Uzbekistan from Samarqand, Bukhara, Navoi, and Jizzakh regions of Uzbekistan on financial investigations and suppression of illegal financial flows related to organized crime and drug trafficking was conducted on 24-27 November 2021 in Tashkent.


Co-organized by the Academy under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Department on Combating Economic Crimes under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNODC’s Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), and UNODC Global Anti Money Laundering Programme, the training was held in Uzbek language, and all materials were translated into state language which makes it unique. The training was conducted by the international expert and six national trainers.


In order to increase the level of interdepartmental cooperation, the participants performed training tasks within the teams that consisted of specialists of various law enforcement agencies.

According to Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany, UNODC Regional AML/CTF Adviser: “This is a part of continuous technical assistance to the countries of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, being delivered by UNODC within its Global AML/CTF Programme”.

“This approach allowed to significantly increase the efficiency of the practitioners’ training process and established close-to-reality conditions under which an investigation of a criminal case would be carried out in close cooperation with the internal affairs agency, prosecutor's office, and financial intelligence unit”, mentioned Mr. Uygun Nigmatjanov, Deputy Head of the Academy of GPO.


One of the participants mentioned that the training conducted in national language helped to better understand the issues that were discussed, and provided the participants with an opportunity for open communication.

As a result of the simulation training, the practitioners improved their knowledge and skills in drawing up a plan for a criminal investigation, procedural documents required to identify financial traces and seize evidence confirming the legalization of criminal proceeds. The training materials (model of a criminal case, script, material evidence, etc.) created by national trainers and international expert, were shared with the Academy for further use in the educational process.

The training is a part of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia with the participation of the UNODC Global Anti Money Laundering Program and with the financial support of the Bureau on Drugs and Law Enforcement of the State Department of USA.

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