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UNODC develops inspection capabilities for chemical substance users in Honduras

Honduras, April 27, 2023. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through its Regional Program for the Safe Management and Elimination of Seized Drugs and Chemical Precursors (STAND), delivered a workshop on control and inspection of users of chemical substances and precursors, where the knowledge of 23 public officials from customs, prosecutors and assistants, judges, and administrative and operational control personnel was strengthened.
Inspection of companies that use chemical substances and precursors is one of the fundamental administrative processes to prevent the diversion of these products into the illicit market. By monitoring the purchase, sale, production, distribution, and use of these substances, the control body can identify, through the production chain, the use of these substances, ensuring their proper traceability in the production processes and preventing their misuse in the illicit manufacture of drugs.
In this regard, the STAND Regional Program, funded by the US Government's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), trained public officials from the Public Ministry, the Security Secretariat, the Health Regulation Agency, the Customs Administration of Honduras, and in authorization processes, inspection, customs control, risk profiling system for chemical substance users, among others.
These actions will enable the detection and prevention of activities related to the diversion of substances and facilitate criminal investigation and prosecution of these crimes. Control and inspection of users of chemical substances and precursors are key measures in the fight against drug trafficking and the promotion of public health and safety.
Furthermore, these actions contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, and SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.