On 01 June 2021, the UNODC Global Firearms Programme (GFP) and the Centre for training of judges and prosecutors in Montenegro held a joint training on identification and tracing of firearms for 15 prosecutors. The participants represented different material and territorial competencies on the state level.
The event was conducted using four UNODC’s training video modules: on pistols and revolvers; on carabines and shotguns; on sub-machine guns and assault rifles; and on firearms tracing. The playback of each module was subsequently followed by UNODC GFP presentation on the specific topic, allowing the prosecutors to make remarks, ask for clarifications and share their experiences.
The prosecutors acquired the basic knowledge on different types of firearms, their components and ammunition, and were familiarized with using firearms markings in tracing procedures and to use this information in the investigations of illicit firearms trafficking and possible links to organized crime. The video material will be handed over to the Centre, in order to assure sustainability in capacity-building of Montenegrin prosecutors.
This activity is implemented with the financial support provided by Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Norway through the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Trust Fund and supported by the European Union.