A 3-day Awareness Seminar on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 17-19 July.
EU-ACT project has launched Awareness Seminar on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. The primary purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness about phenomenon of NPS and introduce issues of its identification, detection, monitoring, production, trafficking as well as prosecutorial aspects of NPS. Furthermore, the workshop aimed to provide knowledge about European national and EU best practices regarding NPS.
The seminar was organised for officers from a broad spectrum of Law Enforcement Agencies, i.e. investigators, customs officers, prosecutors, penitentiary as well as forensic lab representatives.
The seminar was opened by the EU-ACT Project Deputy Manuel Marion Mainer, Deputy Head of Central Criminal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia- David Latsabidze and Irina Abramishvili -Vice-Rector of the Academy. The speakers welcomed the participants and stressed on the importance of the issues related to the NPS. The Awareness Seminar is delivered by law enforcement experts from Belgium, Estonia and Poland.
EU-ACT project will continue to support Georgian initiatives in relation with combatting illicit drug trafficking and NPS abuse.