UNODC Afghan Opiate Project

Description:Bucharest, November 26th, 2012 – The second meeting of the informal working group on heroin and acetic anhydride trafficking to/from Europe, initiated by UNODC Afghan Opiate Trade Monitoring Programme as a platform for informal discussions, was organized on 26th of November 2012 at SELEC Headquarters. The main topics of discussions were the latest trends of opiate production in Afghanistan, precursors flows, current changes of heroin trafficking routes in Europe, profiles of the organized criminal groups dominating the drug trafficking in the region etc.

The meeting was attended by representatives of different international organizations such as UNODC, International Narcotic Control Board (INCB),  EUROPOL, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), as well as law enforcement officers from Austria, Germany, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, UK and  USA.

This meeting represented an excellent opportunity of promoting SELEC’s key role in countering trans-border criminality in Southeast Europe.