CARICCCentral Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (anti-drug trafficking)
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The CARICC headquarters is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
CARICC was founded in 2009 and is largely funded by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to facilitate information exchange between the intelligence agencies in Central Asia, interior ministries, customs and border services and other agencies.
The meeting was also attended by special representative of the Interior Ministry of Kyrgyzstan in Kazakhstan and CARICC Azis Dolosbayev, the Ministry of Interior reported.
Further study for expansion of linkages with CARICC is encouraged.
The Kyrgyzstan Republic is a member of the Central Asia Regional Information and Coordination Center (CARICC) which is mandated to promote regional information sharing and cooperative operations to combat transnational drug trafficking.
The event will gather the delegations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as the regional and international organizations (Interpol, OSCE, SCO, CSTO, CARICC).
Furthermore, they agreed to step up the number of joint patrols and joint operations.These measures are designed to improve drug control and strengthen trust and confidence.The meeting also focused on linking the Triangular Initiative to the Central Asia Regional Intelligence Center (CARICC) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as well as a possible future intelligence-sharing center in the Persian Gulf (GCCI)."This will confront a transnational criminal network with a multi-lateral intelligence and counter-narcotic network never seen before," Costa concluded.At the end of the meeting, participants briefed major partners.
The United States will also encourage the Government of Turkmenistan to intensify long-term demand reduction efforts and to continue its partnership with international organizations such as UN Office on Drugs and Crime and regional bodies such as the Central Asia Regional Information and Coordination Center (CARICC).
The heads of delegations highlighted the importance of partnership relations between the SCO and other international organizations, including the UN, UN ESCAP, UNODC, ASEAN, CIS, CSTO, EurAsEC, CARICC and ECO.