National Training on Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Held in Kazakhstan

21 Jun 2013

Twenty-one officers from Border Guard Service, National Security Committee, Customs Control Committee, Criminal police Department of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Finance Police participated in a three-day training on counter-terrorism and organised crime. The training has been organised by the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the OSCE Centre in Astana.

Three international trainers introduced border management and other law enforcement officers to the primary aspects of counter terrorism and organised crime, so that they would be able to adapt their daily work to contribute towards the fight against counter terrorism and organised crime. The training was aimed at highlighting and promoting the importance of inter-agency cooperation in Kazakhstan in the fight against these threats, such as terrorism and organised crime.

Participants of the training, operational officers who are actively involved in delivering the front-line activities in the intelligence, investigation, enforcement and prevention, were presented nine elements and features of terrorism activity, the nature of x-border crime and generating intelligence at the border, understanding and recognising the roles of corruption, using legal business structures, money laundering and other topics.

The overall objectives of BOMCA are to help increase security in the Central Asian region, to contribute toward the facilitation of legitimate trade and transit, and to reduce the illicit movement of goods and people.

The BOMCA Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP with ICMPD as an implementing partner.