UNODC in the Islamic Republic of Iran assists to international cooperation among professionals from Iran and Russia in enhancement of countering drugs partnership in region
21 November 2023
UNODC assists to international cooperation among professionals from Iran and Russia to enhance Drug Control
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with cooperation of the Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, organized an advanced training course for law enforcement experts and officers from the Drug Control Headquarters, Anti-Narcotics Police, and Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iranian, in Krasnoyarsk – Russia, from 23 to 27 October 2023.
The UNODC Iran has been actively present in the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1999 and considers Iran as one of the strategic partners for drug control and crime prevention in the region and has been supporting the Islamic Republic of Iran by providing technical assistance and training for years ever since its establishment.
UNODC Iran also has the history of cooperation with the governments of the Russian Federation as a major donor of its activities and this training was among a series of trainings held in the Russian Federation and in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with support of Russian experts and senior instructors.
The comprehensive curriculum of this training encompassed topics, inter alia: tactics of conducting certain investigative actions in the investigation of crimes related to drug trafficking; methods of investigating organized criminal activities related to drug trafficking; structure of clandestine drug laboratories; methods of crime investigation in the sphere of illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs; psychotropic substances and their analogues, new types of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their derivatives, analogues and precursors; technical means of detecting narcotic drugs, etc.
In addition to various lectures and specialized seminars and classes envisaged under the curriculum of this training, practical visits and trainings were foreseen for the members of the delegation, which significantly enriched the courses, and complemented the theoretical section.