29. 11. 2023
Law Enforcement Agencies in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Enhance Skills in Countering Trafficking of Weapons
On November 22-24 and 27-29, 2023, the European Union-funded LEICA (Law Enforcement in Central Asia) project supported BOMCA in conducting national workshops in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for 21 law enforcement investigators on cross-border crimes such as trafficking in firearms, spare parts, explosives, ammunition, currency, and other goods. The participants represented the Ministry of Internal Affairs, state security agencies, the Prosecutor General's Office, border guards, and customs services of the respective countries.
During the seminar, the participants, together with international experts, studied in detail new methods of investigating organized cross-border crimes, shared experiences of real criminal cases at the border and inside the country related to the interception of firearms and other relevant goods, and provided information on illegal trade in dangerous equipment on the Darkweb and ways to track down such criminals.
All information obtained during the workshops will be reflected in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for investigating illicit trafficking in firearms, explosives, ammunition, currency, and other commodities.
This was the second part of joint BOMCA/LEICA global activities on this topic for Central Asian countries. The same events were held from 5.09.2023 to 14.09.2023 in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.