From 14 to 18 June 2021, the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department’s Strategic Police Matters Unit and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the OSCE organized an online training course for some 30 criminal justice practitioners from three OSCE participating States – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – focusing on countering transnational organized crime.
The training course, titled “Organized Crime Investigations and Investigation Techniques”, was provided by the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC). It addressed a wide variety of important issues, including the detection of crime revenues, special investigation measures in organized crime investigations, and the fight against smuggling, money laundering and terrorist financing.
TADOC, in close co-operation with the OSCE and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the OSCE, has previously delivered a number of similar training courses to criminal justice practitioners from OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation.
The OSCE has a mandate to work with participating States and Partners for Co-operation to counter and prevent transnational organized crime confirmed by the 2020 Tirana Declaration adopted at the December 2020 Ministerial Council.