Enhancement of the capacity of front-line officers to detect and identify drugs, along with the precursor chemicals and equipment used in their illicit manufacture.

Implementing Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Description

Provision of equipment and tools such as drug and precursor testing kits and handheld devises for the identification of drugs and precursor chemicals to front line officers and the provision of training on the use of these tools in the United Nations Narcotics Laboratory in Vienna or in the field

Accomplishments to Date

228 officers from 17 countries received devices and training in 2023

Project Activities

Provision of drug and precursor testing kits and handheld drug detection devices and 3 -5 day training for 4-10 personnel on the correct use of these tools for the identification of drugs and precursor chemicals 

Global Level Outcomes

Enhancement of the capacity of front-line officers to detect and identify drugs, along with the precursor chemicals and equipment used in their illicit manufacture 

National Level Outcomes

Improved knowledge and skills in the identification of synthetic drugs as measured by pre and post training questionnaires as well as post-training technical support leading to increased seizures of synthetic drugs 

Contact

Conor Crean, Scientific Affairs Officer, Laboratory and Scientific Services Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria Fax: (43-1) 26060 5967 Telephone

Current State Participants
Albania
Bangladesh
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Fiji
Honduras
Jordan
Laos
Maldives
Mauritius
Montenegro
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Peru
Serbia
Tanzania
Trinidad & Tobago