On 23-24 July 2021, the UNODC Global Firearms Programme (GFP) conducted a training for the private courier company – EuroExpress - in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) on detection of firearms in fast parcels.
The training focused on the implementation of the SOPs for detection of firearms, their parts and ammunition by the private company, including topics such as risk assessment, evidence handling, identification of firearms, health and safety. Participants have learned about the threat of firearms trafficking, expended their knowledge on applicable legislation in BiH and requirements to counter firearms trafficking during the process of import and export of fast parcels.
This training was the third event organized by UNODC GFP for a fast courier company. The engagement with private courier companies on detection of firearms in fast parcels contributes towards the efficiency of BiH Customs as detections made by private companies will decrease the workload of BiH Customs and will contribute to the overall efforts to counter illicit firearms trafficking.
This activity is funded by Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway through the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Trust Fund and supported by the European Union.