On December 2, in the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region (ROCB) there was held a seminar organized jointly by the ROCB and Medical Service Department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the staff of some structural subdivisions of the State Customs Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on "Awareness as a measure to enhance the capacity of customs officials in the fight against illicit trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances.
The representative of the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region Haji Hajiyev, who presented information about the activities of the represented organization at the opening ceremony, also spoke about the importance of the seminar and expressed confidence that the event will play an important role in increasing the knowledge and awareness of customs officers in this field.
Then the Head of the Medical Service Department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Mammadov informed about illicit drug and psychotropic substances trafficking and problems they cause in the society, and underlined the importance of conducting educational work in this field.
Head of the Academy of the State Customs Committee Gulu Novruzov talked about measures taken by customs bodies in the fight against this global scourge, underlining that the university he heads also intends to contribute to raising awareness.
The seminar continued with presentations on "Drugs and psychotropic substances: a global challenge for today's world", "Problems caused by psychotropic drugs in the modern era", "Counterfeit medicines and the fight against their distribution".
Then there was an exchange of views around the presentations, and the participants' questions were answered in detail.