Precursors Incident Communication System (PICS)


The Precursors Incident Communication System (PICS) On-line is a secure tool for enhanced communication and information sharing between national authorities on precursor incidents (seizures, stopped shipments, diversions and diversion attempts, illicit laboratories and associated equipment) worldwide and in real-time.



PICS-Online also aims at systematizing and formalizing chemical seizure data received on an ad-hoc basis through notifications under INCB-led initiatives Project Prism and Project Cohesion, from the media and other sources.

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Information contained in PICS is provided by Governments under the terms of articles 9 and 12 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 and in accordance with Resolution 56/13 (2013) of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. PICS is a platform that allows Governments to exchange operational and investigative intelligence and to generate strategic intelligence on precursors trafficking (PICS Analytics). Any information contained in PICS is therefore for law enforcement and intelligence purposes only. It is not to be published or disseminated in any form, or used as evidence in court, without the prior consent of the original owner of the information or the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).