On the operational side (investigations), it is important to ensure that suspicious transactions and attempted diversions, as well as seizures, are properly investigated. This requires a rapid exchange of information, interagency cooperation at the national level and cooperation with authorities in other countries.
Project Prism (focusing
on chemicals related to illicit synthetic drugs manufacture) and Project
Cohesion (focusing on chemicals related to illicit heroin and cocaine manufacture) are international initiatives of the
INCB that provide a focal point network and serve as the framework for international practical operational cooperation in
precursor matters. Project Prism and Project Cohesion focal points are continually alerted to suspicious shipments and actual
and attempted diversions of precursors, as well as newly emerging precursors. Alerts occur through Special Alerts and automated
push notifications via the INCB Precursors Incident Communication System (PICS).
To nominate focal point(s) under Project Prism and/or Project Cohesion please submit nominations to: email@example.com
PICS is a secure online tool developed by the INCB to enhance real-time communication and information sharing between national authorities on precursor incidents. Use of the system is aimed at providing real-time data that may assist with investigations and a more expedient identification of emerging diversion patterns.
PICS is designed for use by personnel from a wide range of national regulatory and law enforcement authorities, who effect seizures, investigate chemical diversions or attempts, or might otherwise be in a position to identify, suspend or stop suspicious shipments entering, transiting or leaving their territory. PICS is made available to Governments at no cost.
If you are not yet registered to use PICS or would like to replace or add additional users, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an account (registration is available to Government officials from different agencies involved in precursor control)