USAID promotes Countering Transnational Organized Crime training course for law enforcement

USAID Wildlife Asia advanced the institutionalization of its Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training package to over 150 law enforcement professionals representing 65 different law enforcement agencies in 18 countries in Asia and Africa.

The CTOC training course is designed to help law enforcement officers conduct investigations that culminate in arrests, prosecutions, convictions, and sentencing, by increasing and sustaining transnational multiagency coordination and information sharing. So what? The aim of a CTOC course is to trigger the initiation of bi- or multi-lateral investigations between source, transit, and destination countries, ultimately dismantling transnational organized crime networks trafficking in endangered species such as tigers, pangolins, elephants and rhinos.