INCB offers OSCE participating States new approaches and tools to interdict drug trafficking

Vienna, 6 June 2019

Governments looking for new approaches to address the trafficking in and abuse of new psychoactive substances, including fentanyl-type substances, discovered practical tools during the OSCE annual conference on Combating the Threat of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors entitled “Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs” held from the 3 to 4 June 2019... [read more]


INCB offers tools to counter trafficking in the Pacific at the 21st Oceania Customs Organisation Conference

SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 15 May 2019

INCB participated in the 21st annual Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) conference to highlight challenges in addressing trafficking in synthetic drugs and related substances to, and through, the region's small island states. The 3-days conference aimed to strengthen international relationships among governments and international agencies, expand partnerships and cooperation, enhance trade, and protect citizens and the security of their borders... [read more]


Strengthening international postal security within the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, 3 May 2019

The INCB global OPIOIDS Project participated in the Universal Postal Union (UPU)-World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Security Capacity Building Workshop in the Caribbean region to strengthen capacity to address trafficking of dangerous substances through the international mail, held from 30 April to 3 May, at the UPU Training Centre in Barbados. The training included officers from 20 Caribbean countries and territories and was a practical outcome of the UPU-INCB cooperative agreement signed in May 2018... [read more]


INCB strengthens intelligence sharing in Southeast Asia, providing tools for ASEAN countries

KUTA, 15 February 2019

An Australian and Indonesian co-hosted customs capacity-building workshop for ASEAN countries brought in experts from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) to address cross-border trafficking on new psychoactive substances. The goal of the workshop was to reduce trafficking through air cargo by improving capacity to access supply chain risk and building a region-wide community of skilled practitioners... [read more]


INCB partnering with UPU during its Postal Security Group meeting in Bern, Switzerland

BERN, 23 January 2019

As part of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Postal Operations Council meetings held 21-30 January, its Postal Security Group (PSG) met at UPU's International Bureau in Bern to discuss issues related to current and future security and safety of global postal services. Of increasing interest among the 50 security officers representing national postal administrations, was the increasing threat posed by dangerous fentanyls shipped through the global postal network... [read more]


Building multi-agency capacity in Asia to interdict global trafficking of dangerous substances

BANGKOK, 18 January 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is building multi-agency capacity in Asia to address global trafficking in new psychoactive substances (NPS), synthetic opioids and dangerous chemicals. The event brought together customs, law, and regulatory enforcement officials from East, Southeast and South Asia to develop and share multilateral intelligence on sources of illicit manufacture, marketing and distribution of dangerous substances not under international control... [read more]


Strengthening international cooperation and global intelligence sharing through INCB tools

BANGKOK, 16 January 2019

In a collaborative approach to address trafficking in dangerous substances, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) of Thailand held two training events on intelligence sharing tools to counter trafficking in new psychoactive substances, non-medical synthetic opioids, and fentanyl-related substances at ONCB headquarters in Thailand. The training was implemented jointly under INCB's Project Ion and the global OPIOIDS Project, in an effort to increase awareness and the capacity of officers to collect... [read more]


INCB builds e-commerce industry partnerships to address internet trafficking of dangerous substances

BANGKOK, 14 January 2019

Government and industry gathered to discuss ways to interdict the illicit sales of dangerous substances at the INCB Practitioners' Workshop on Public-Private Partnership for Prevention of Traffic in NPS, Synthetic Opioids and Precursors through the Surface Web Based E-Commerce Platforms. The three-day workshop, the third in a series of specialized expert meetings with industry partners, is an innovative, practical and voluntary partnership with industry to make illicit sales of non-medical fentanyl-related and other dangerous substances more difficult... [read more]


INCB presents plan of action at G-7 expert meeting on innovative responses to the challenges posed by synthetic drugs

Washington D.C. / Vienna, 14 June 2018

Mr. Rossen Popov, Deputy Secretary of the Board, represented the International Narcotics Control Board at the G-7 ad-hoc expert meeting on innovative responses to the challenges posed by synthetic drugs, held in Washington D.C. on 13 June 2018.The discussion centered on the unique nature of the challenges presented by trafficking in and abuse of synthetic opioids, including fentanyl analogues, and on finding new multilateral tools to address these challenges...[read more]


Joint Statement of INCB, UNODC and WHO in Implementation of the UNGASS 2016 Recommendations

12 March 2018

"Working together for the health and welfare of humankind"... [read more]






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