Countering Illicit Drugs. Transnational organized crime Trafficking in persons Trafficking in arms Trafficking in drugs Smuggling of migrants Smuggling.

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Countering Illicit Drugs1Transnational organized crimeTrafficking in personsTrafficking in armsTrafficking in drugsSmuggling of migrantsSmuggling of artifactsSmuggling of cultural antiquitiesSmuggling of narcoticsSmuggling of wild lifeproduction of and trafficking in fraudulent medicines

Illegal tradeYields of crimeMoney launderingCorruptionTerrorismDrug trafficking is an organized crime2Border control in the MENA region

Thousands of Kms of borders; some located in remote, desert areas3UNODC Approach to Border ControlAt the national levelAt the regional & International levelshuman rights4) International Cooperation

4750 million container movements in 2014 - 90% of global trade less than 2% inspected

Countering Illicit trafficking5

Container Control Programme FocusCreation of Joint Port Control Units in sea and dry ports (air and land in the future) multi agency working approach (e.g Customs, Police, Intelligence, Anti-Narcotics Departments)Local Steering CommitteesCapacity building/training, basic, practical, specializedStrengthening of infrastructureInformation exchange/regional and international cooperationMentorship

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Programme Benefits

Increased coordination, synergy and staff capacityNational ownership and controlMulti focus and approach of capacity buildingMembership in global enforcement communityStrengthened institutional capacity to carry out pre/post seizure investigationsIncreased customs revenuesFacilitation of compliance and trade Enhanced knowledge about organized crime and illicit trafficking and capacity to respond to threats7

Programme achievements

Established in 2005, the CCP has celebrated its 10th Anniversary last December. Now, it covers 22 countries around the globe.

The total amount of Seizures made under CCP till 2015 is as follows: 101 Tons of Cocaine 2.9 Tons of Heroin 59.5 Tons of Cannabis 1274 Tons of Precursors. 160 Tons of Tramadol in West Africa in 2014

In addition to many seizures of counterfeits, CITES and Cigarettes.8Airport Communication Programme (AIRCOP)

ObjectiveDisrupt the illegal networks that are disseminating drugs and other illicit products through smarter, more effective, well-connected, intelligence led counter-narcotic activities.

AIRCOP9The Afghan Opiate trade project

10UNODC is providing ongoing assistance to Member States in research and data collection in the field of drug trafficking.

Two research studies on Opiates trafficking being undertaken are:

Main partner The Southern route Report; andOpiates in Africa report (To be published 2015).11

Masood KarimipourRegional RepresentativeUNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa12

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