EU trains Georgian investigators on how to tackle drug-related crimes

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

The EU-ACT Project Georgia, in cooperation with the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, has developed a week-long training curriculum on drug-related crimes for police officers and investigators.

The programme was jointly designed by Georgian trainers and international experts from the UK and Belgium in 2018, and was piloted in 2019.

The final training within the programme was delivered on 7-11 June in Tbilisi. Twenty investigators from the Central Criminal Police Department and regional police divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia attended the week-long course.

The training covered a range of topics: Georgian national legislation in relation to drug-related crimes, human rights, operative investigative activities, drugs and the dark web, informant handling, controlled deliveries, intelligence cycle and sources, dismantling illegal labs, the phenomenon of cryptocurrencies as well as its legal and illegal use. In addition, the participants had a one-day static/foot surveillance practical exercise.

The ‘EU Action (EU-ACT) against Drugs and Organised Crime project, funded by the European Union, will be completed in Georgia by the end of June, 2021.

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