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CICA seminar for law enforcement officers held in Ankara

The Turkish Academy for Combating Drugs and Organized Crime held a CICA seminar for law enforcement officers involved in combating money laundering and countering terrorism.

Law enforcement officers from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iran, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Qatar, and Uzbekistan participated in the course which took place from 31 October to 4 November 2022 in Ankara.

The course programme consisted of lectures and practical sessions on developing effective plans for investigating financial crimes, key indicators of suspicious financial transactions, specificities of the seizure of criminal funds, international conventions against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Between 2019 and 2022, Türkiye, as Coordinator of CICA Confidence Building Measures in the “New Challenges and Threats” dimension, held 13 events within CICA, two of which took place at the headquarters of the Organization.

More than 170 law enforcement officers from CICA Member States have received certificates of completion of the CICA courses on combating drug production and trafficking, document forgery, human smuggling, the financing of terrorism, gathering open source information in criminal investigations, as well as have learned about the latest scanning equipment for smuggling detection.