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Combating New Challenges and Threats: Tangible Content of the CICA Dimension

At the CICA headquarters in Nur-Sultan, mid-and senior-level law enforcement officers from CICA Member States who participated in the five-day training on “Risk Analysis and Search Techniques in fighting smuggling” were awarded with certificates by Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC).

CICA Executive Director Ambassador Kairat Sarybay while presenting the certificates, noted the effectiveness and practical nature of the programme, which was focused on blitz-techniques for detecting signs of smuggling; the methods of detecting drugs based on the analysis of air samples; the use of probes that respond to micron-change in the thickness of the vehicle details when they are removed to conceal smuggled goods; the techniques of decoding of smugglers' body language.

CICA Executive director Ambassador K.Sarybay thanked the Turkish International Academy for cooperation and contribution to implementation of CICA Confidence Building Measures and expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Border Service of the National Security Committee, the Agency for Financial Monitoring of the Republic of Kazakhstan, law enforcement agencies of CICA Member States for their active participation in the seminar.

TADOC representative, Mr. Erdem Özler, noted in his welcoming remarks that TADOC would continue to work consistently to contribute to New Challenges and Threats dimension coordinated by Turkey.

The hybrid format training was attended by law enforcement officers from Azerbaijan, China, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan.   

Two days out of five day program were devoted to fieldwork – training on the search for drug and weapon smuggling was carried out in real circumstances on two different models of vehicles with an explanation of the specifics of the search and interactive involvement of participants in the search techniques.