UNODC trained Kyrgyz border officers on risk profiling at state border checkpoints

On 28 June - 2 July, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia conducted a training course on risk profiling at state border checkpoints at the premises of the Ak-Zhol border crossing point on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan for ten border officers from the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the border officers in profiling of individuals, vehicles, and goods crossing the state border at international airports, road, and railway crossing points.

The training was delivered by the national expert Mr. Azamat Sabyrbekov who has extensive experience in border management and risk profiling.

Upon completion of the training, the participants thanked UNODC for organizing the course and the trainer for his professionalism. They noted that such highly informative and useful trainings would enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day job.

The training was conducted within the framework of Cross-Border Cooperation Component of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia designed to counter the trafficking of Afghan opiates through the northern route by establishing Border Liaison Offices (BLOs) at the key border crossing points (BCPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is the first project to establish BLOs in Central Asia, and its stakeholders are the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Border Troops, Customs and Drug Control Agencies of each country.

The establishment of BLOs in Central Asia builds a strong foundation for further effective interagency and cross-border cooperation. To date, 19 BLOs have been established on the Tajik-Afghan, Uzbek-Afghan, Tajik-Uzbek, Kyrgyz-Tajik, Kyrgyz-Uzbek, Kyrgyz-Kazakh and Kazakh-Uzbek borders. Each country assigned staff for the establishment of BLOs and allocated premises at the BCPs, while technical assistance was provided by UNODC ROCA through organizing training courses and providing equipment to support the operation of the offices.

The component is funded by the Government of Japan.


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Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (Dushanbe)

Email: nurangez.abdulhamidova[at]