Multi Agency Training Workshops on Controlled Delivery, Quetta and Peshawar

12 April 2019, Peshawar - The UNODC Country Office Pakistan's Illicit Trafficking and Border Management Programme conducted two training workshops on controlled delivery operationsfor drugs and precursor chemicals in Quetta and Peshawar.   The trainings were implemented under UNODC Pakistan Country Programme II (2016-19) and sponsored by the Government of Japan.

 The workshops were designed for the mid ranking officers of Pakistan Customs, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Excise, and Pakistan Railways based in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with responsibilities for seizures and arrests, to be trained on the main thematic areas.

The purpose of the trainings was to build the operational capacity of field officers in understanding the concepts of intelligence and information gathering in relation to planning and executing the controlled delivery of drugs and precursors. The course was attended by 47 officers including 7 women from the mentioned agencies based in Peshawar and Quetta.

Ms. Anila Rahim, Programme Officer Precursors & Gender Focal Point UNODC, in her welcome address thanked the Government of Pakistan for its continued cooperation; and highly appreciated the law enforcement agencies in making concerted and impressive efforts in interdicting and seizing large amounts of illicit drugs and illegally diverted precursor chemicals destined for international markets.  She highlighted UNODC's global mandates including the countering of transnational organized crimes and illicit trafficking. Ms. Rahim further emphasized the importance of these trainings in the context of UNODC Country Programme II for Pakistan.

Col Sajid Aslam, Law Enforcement Trainer, spoke on specific topics including criminal intelligence cycles, information gathering techniques, and introduction to controlled delivery: its concepts, procedures, and operations. The officials were in addition trained on the specially designed e-learning modules on understanding, planning, and executing controlled deliveries.

Presentations were conducted by the ANF and Customs officials on Operational Experiences of CD operations, followed by the sharing of case studies.

On the training workshops' conclusion, Certificates were distributed to the participants. This achievement as noted above has been made possible by the generous support of the Government of Japan.