National Training Seminar on the Investigation of the Internet Sales of Drugs
June 9 - 12, 2014 - Lima, PerĂº

Seminar on the investigation of internet sales of drugs

 

National Training Seminar on the Investigation of the Internet Sales of Drugs

During the week of June 9, the Executive Secretariat's Supply Reduction Section coordinated the delivery of a seminar in Lima, Peru on the investigation of internet sales of drugs. Participants included 24 officials from SUNAT, Ministerio Publico and the Anti-Drugs Directorate (DIRANDRO) of the Peruvian National Police. The Government of Canada provided the funding to support this important initiative. Trainers for this seminar included specialists from Sweden.

The sale of drugs over the internet is a growing global problem. This includes the sale of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and marijuana as well as pharmaceutical drugs normally purchased in pharmacies. In many instances these "pharmaceutical" drugs are counterfeit. Increasing synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine and ecstasy as well as New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are being sold via the internet.

The program included a mix of theory and practical sessions with hands on assignments. Participants learned the techniques that they could use to identify and investigate those selling drugs on the internet and received a thumb drive with a variety of portable software that they can use for this purpose.

This seminar is the latest in a series that has been delivered in various member states with the support of the Government of Canada.

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