Prosecutors and law enforcement officers from over 15 countries from Central Asia, Europe, Caucasus, as well as experts from relevant international organizations, institutions and embassies gather for discussion of initiatives on improvement of international and interagency cooperation among prosecutors and law enforcement in investigation and prosecution of illicit drug trafficking and organized crime, in particular, address such issues like: controlled deliveries in transnational investigations, drug trafficking in darknet markets, money laundering and crypt currencies
The PGO of Kyrgyzstan is the member of the “Network of Prosecutors and Central Authorities from Source, Transit and Destination Countries in response to Transnational Organized Crime in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus (CASC)”. This network is aimed to enhance the international judicial cooperation and to play the role of an inter-regional platform to facilitate the international judicial cooperation. This network is already operational dealing with cases referring to all kind of organized and serious crimes. The Prosecutor General Offices of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are active members of the network. Also, the three Southern Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) are taking part in most of the activities of the Network since 2014. UNODC supports this network. The involvement of CASC Network in this activity and in further developments would have the added value, to bring the prosecutorial element for the activity foreseen in this concept note. In addition, the CASC Network is operational having experience in cross border and inter-regional international judicial cooperation cases.