A 3-day Workshop on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) was held from 6th to 8th June in Kiev, Ukraine.
The workshop was organised for officers from a broad spectrum of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), i.e. customs officers, police patrols, drug investigators, prisons officers, prosecutors and criminalistics laboratories analysing drug samples.
NPS phenomenon is causing serious concern not only among health services, but also among LEAs, which are first responders in case of illegal trafficking and trading with these substances and have an essential role in preventing that new psychotropic substances are abused of by potential consumers.
EU-ACT is determined to support Ukrainian initiatives, combatting NPS abuse, and based on the requests made by law enforcement agencies, plans to organize awareness-raising workshops for a broad spectrum of LEAs.