UNODC assisted the SSDC on improving the quality of forensic expertise

A training course on the "Examination of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and new synthetic drugs" for forensic specialists of the State Service on Drug Control under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (SSDC), was conducted on 18-22 May in Bishkek. The training was facilitated by Mr. Dmitry Volchek, senior forensic expert of the Federal Drug Control Service of Russian Federation.

The knowledge that SSDC forensic specialists received during this practical training course will help increase the quality of forensic expertise, said Mr.Marat Omurdinov, Chief of the SSDC forensic unit.

Sometimes, other law enforcement agencies request the SSDC to help with forensic expertise of seized illicit drugs and precursors.  The enhancement of skills of the SSDC forensic specialists will contribute to an improvement of the quality of forensic expertise in the country", added Mr. Alexander Fedulov, UNODC Senior Programme Coordinator.

The training course was organized in the framework of the UNODC project "Strengthening the State Service on Drug Control in the Kyrgyz Republic" aimed at improving knowledge on advanced methods of examination of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors.