Conclusion of the Expert Group Meeting on Dangerous Substance Trafficking through Social Media and other Internet-related Services

Vienna, 14 and 16 July 2020

Vienna, 21 July - On 14 and 16 July 2020, the third and final sessions of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) online expert group meeting on the trafficking of dangerous substances through social media and other Internet-related services took place. These last sessions focused on policy and legal issues related to public-private partnerships as well as the adoption of technical recommendations...[read more]


The second session of the EGM on the Trafficking of Dangerous Substances through Internet-related Services continues with a focus on the exploitation of social media platforms

Vienna, 7 and 8 July 2020

INCB continued with the second session of its expert group meeting on the trafficking of dangerous substances through Internet-related services. The focus this time lay on trafficking on social media platforms and the strategies used by the respective social media company as well as the law enforcement to prevent the exploitation of these platforms...[read more]


Launch of the Expert Group Meeting on Dangerous Substance Trafficking through Social Media and other Internet-related Services

Vienna, 30 June and 1 July 2020

Under the auspices of its Global Rapid Interdiction of Dangerous Substances (GRIDS) Programme, INCB has launched a six-day online expert group meeting on the trafficking of dangerous substances through social media and other Internet-related services, with the aim of promoting public-private partnerships and strengthening practitioners’ networks...[read more]


GRIDS e-Week explores the impact and solutions of the COVID-19 pandemic on trafficking in dangerous drugs

Vienna, 22 May 2020

As a practical response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, INCB organized a series of interactive webinars to raise awareness of new trafficking trends and provide practical approaches for law and regulatory enforcement focal points around the global...[read more]


Officers receiving INCB virtual training throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Vienna, 5 April 2020

Despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, national lockdowns and the partial closure of the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) continues to deliver intelligence exchange training to focal points around the world using virtual technologies. Under the INCB Global Rapid Interdiction of Dangerous Substances (GRIDS) Programme, officers can receive access and training on INCB tools via smart phone, tablet or laptop computer using the latest distance learning technologies. [read more]

Strengthening multi-lateral trafficking information and intelligence exchange with North American partners

Ottawa 21 February 2020

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) conducted back-to-back training events in the United States and Canada to enhance multi-lateral information and intelligence exchange for officers at the frontline of the global opioid crisis. The events connected officers to an INCB global counter-trafficking network of more than 1400 focal points, raised awareness on available tools and information available from other partners on seizures of dangerous substances trafficked into North America. [read more]

INCB partners in the Pacific for rapid trafficking intelligence exchange

Nadi, Fiji - 14 February 2020

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), raising awareness dangerous substances trafficked in the region, trained customs officers on the inter and intra-regional exchange of intelligence and cross-border cooperation through the use of its global communication platforms during the Regional Workshop on Customs Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement organized by the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO). [read more]

INCB strengthens global intelligence exchange of dangerous substances through new technologies

Vienna, 5 February 2020

Nearly 260 international law and regulatory enforcement officers participated in the instructional webinar highlighting practical tools and approaches to counter global trafficking in new psychoactive substances (NPS), synthetic opioids and fentanyls, and other dangerous substances, organized by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). The objective of the webinar was.. [read more]

Building multi-agency intelligence sharing capacity in Europe

Bratislava, 24 January 2020

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a training workshop in Slovakia to strengthen capacity of Austrian and Slovak law-enforcement agencies to counter trafficking of new psychoactive substances (NPS), chemicals and non-scheduled dangerous substances. The training, held on 24 January in Bratislava, Slovakia, included 6 Slovak officers from the Ministry of Economics, Police, Customs and the Ministry of Health, and 2 Austrian officers from...[read more]

Partners in the Pacific for rapid exchange of trafficking intelligence on dangerous substances

Suva, Fiji – 13 December

The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) organised a training on dangerous substances trafficked in the region and use of practical INCB intelligence exchange systems during a 2-day event hosted at OCO Headquarters in Suva, Fiji. INCB led sessions on awareness raising, safe handling and interdiction, precursors and synthetic drug trafficking and intelligence exchange, with key officers from the OCO, Fiji Police and Fiji Revenue and Customs Services...[read more]


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

Hanoi, Viet Nam - 6 December

Governments and industries provided practical experiences that stopped trafficking in dangerous substances via the Internet at INCB's 2nd international workshop on Public-Private Partnerships. The workshop, the fifth in a series of specialized expert meetings and industry partners and the second workshops focusing on exploitation of legitimate e-commerce, highlighted practical and voluntary partnership with industry to make illicit sales of non-medical fentanyl-related and other dangerous substances more difficult. 70 participants from 21 countries...[read more]

Partnerships and intelligence sharing capacity strengthening to counter dangerous substances trafficked throughout South-East Asia

Hanoi, 2 December 2019

Responding to Government’s call to counter trafficking of new psychoactive substances (NPS), chemicals and non-scheduled dangerous substances, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with the support of the Government of Viet Nam held a 2-day training event to 18 specialized officers from 10 countries and international organizations to build capacity share real-time information between police, drug control and customs enforcement... [read more]

Supporting multi-agency intelligence sharing and interdiction of synthetic non-medical opioids in Chile

Santiago, 11-13 November 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) participated in the International Conference on Synthetic Drugs to strengthen capacity of law-enforcement agencies to identify, interdict and exchange intelligence on non-medical synthetic opioids in Chile. The workshop... [read more]

Facilitando el intercambio de información multi-agencia y la interdicción de opioides sintéticos en Chile

Santiago, 11-13 November 2019

La Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE) participó en la Conferencia Internacional sobre Drogas Sintéticas para fortalecer la capacidad de los organismos encargados de hacer cumplir la ley de identificar, interceptar e intercambiar información de inteligencia sobre opioides sintéticos no médicos en Chile. El taller, celebrado del 11 al 13 de noviembre de 2019, reunió a expertos internacionales de Alemania, Brasil, Chile, China, España, Italia, Nueva Zelanda, Interpol y[lee más]

INCB advances cooperation to address trafficking of non-medical synthetic opioids in the Pacific with Oceania Customs Organization

Vienna, 26 September 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board has taken steps to advance cooperation to address trafficking of non-medical synthetic opioids in the Pacific. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the INCB President with the Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) at the 2nd international expert group meeting on trafficking in non-medical synthetic opioids through postal... [read more]


INCB meets with industry partners and strengthens customs security and global intelligence sharing in South-East Asia

Jakarta, 9-10 September 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a training workshop in Jakarta for 25 customs officials from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand... [read more]


INCB Global OPIOIDS Project holds its 2nd expert group meeting on trafficking in non-medical synthetic opioids through postal and express courier services

Vienna, 11 September 2019

Building on from the success of the 2018 expert group meeting, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) coordinated the 2nd expert group meeting in Vienna, Austria from 11-13 September 2019, to direct new strategies on interdicting trafficking of dangerous substances through postal and express courier services... [read more]


Strengthening international postal security within Latin America

Montevideo, 5 September 2019

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Security Capacity Building Workshop within Latin America, brought in experts from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) to strengthen capacity to counter transportation of dangerous contraband. The workshop, held from 2 to 5 September in Montevideo, Uruguay, included 23 postal security and customs officers from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba... [read more]


Experts and industry strategize next steps in implementing INCB's list of fentanyl-related substances with no legitimate uses

Vienna, 4 September 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) convened a three-day multilateral expert group meeting to discuss the Board's innovative list of fentanyl-related substances with no known legitimate uses at its headquarters in Vienna. The meeting brought national, regional and international experts together with private sector partners from the chemical industry to discuss how this practical tool was implemented in its first year and steps for its future expansion... [read more]


Renforcer les capacités de sécurité postale pour identifier, interdire et échanger des renseignements sur les substances dangereuses dans la région MENA

Tunis, 29 août 2019

es experts de l'Organe international de contrôle des stupéfiants (OICS) renforcent cette semaine la capacité des opérateurs de sécurité postale à faire face aux menaces croissantes posées par les substances dangereuses expédiées par le réseau postal international lors de l'atelier conjoint de l'Union postale universelle (UPU) et de l'Organisation mondiale des douanes (OMD), tenu à Tunis pour renforcer les capacités de sécurité... [en savoir plus]


Building postal security capacity to identify, interdict and exchange intelligence on dangerous substances in the MENA Region

Tunis, 29 August 2019

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) experts this week strengthen capacity of postal security operators to address the increasing threats posed by dangerous substances shipped through the international postal network at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) – World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Security Capacity Building Workshop in the Middle East and North Africa region, held in Tunis... [read more]


OICS soutient l'échange d'intelligence et l'interdiction des substances dangereuses dans le système postal en Afrique de l'Ouest

CASABLANCA, 3 août 2019

L'Organe International de Contrôle des Stupéfiants (OICS) a participé à l'atelier conjoint de renforcement des capacités en matière de sécurité de l'Union Postale Universelle (UPU) et de l'Organisation Mondiale des Douanes (OMD) en Afrique de l'Ouest pour renforcer les capacités de lutte contre le trafic de substances dangereuses par le réseau postal international. L'atelier, qui s'est tenu du 31 juillet au 3 août 2019 à Casablanca, réunissait des agents... [en savoir plus]


Supporting intelligence sharing and interdiction of dangerous substances in the postal system within West Africa

CASABLANCA, 3 August 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) participated in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Security Capacity Building Workshop in West Africa to strengthen capacity to address trafficking in dangerous substances through the international postal network. The workshop, held from 31 July to 3 August 2019 in Casablanca, included postal and customs officers from 13 West African Governments... [read more]


Strengthening international postal security within Asia and the Pacific

BANGKOK, 12 June 2019

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Joint Security Capacity Building Workshop in the Asia Pacific region brought in experts from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) to strengthen capacity to address the increasing threat posed by dangerous substances, in particular fentanyls and their analogues, through the international postal network... [read more]


La JIFE fortalece la capacidad de agencias y el intercambio de inteligencia global en América Latina

Quito, Ecuador, 7 de junio de 2019

La Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE) organizó un seminario de capacitación en Quito, acogido por el Gobierno de Ecuador, para más de 40 funcionarios de fiscalización de drogas de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Ecuador y Perú. El objetivo del seminario fue apoyar a los países participantes en la mejora del monitoreo y la presentación de informes, el fortalecimiento de la capacidad... [lee más]


INCB strengthens multi-agency capacity and global intelligence sharing in Latin America

Quito, Ecuador, 7 June 2019

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a training seminar in Quito, hosted by the Government of Ecuador, for over 40 drug control officials from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru. The goal of the workshop was to support participating countries in improving monitoring and reporting capabilities, strengthening capacity to prevent the trafficking in and abuse of synthetic opioids... [read more]


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... [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... [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...[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...[read more]


INCB actions, tools addressing global synthetic opioids crisis

VIENNA, 3 December 2018

National experts and international partners gathered at the UNODC-WHO-INCB Intergovernmental expert group on the international challenge posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids. The two-day meeting examined strategies to reduce the supply of synthetic opioids for non-medical use and address the public health aspects of synthetic opioids under the United Nations opioids strategy... [read more]


Board's plan of action yielding early results in addressing the global synthetic opioids crisis

GENEVA, 26 September 2018

National experts and international partners gathered at 5 th WHO-UNODC Expert Consultation on New Psychoactive Substances to discuss the threat posed by illicit synthetic opioids. The event focused on practical solutions to the challenges posed by trafficking and misuse of synthetic drugs, most notably dangerous fentanyl-related substances... [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]


INCB / UPU partnership responds to deadly synthetic opioids

BERN/VIENNA, 19 April 2018

"Operational agreement between the two UN bodies sends strong message to drug traffickers to stay away from world's postal services". Synthetic opioids trafficked among the millions of letters and e-commerce packets will get a lot harder following an agreement signed between the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU)...[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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