Key Messages and Tools

The UNODC Opioid Strategy has developed a series of videos to highlight the implications of COVID-19 on various areas of response to the opioid crisis.

Online Trafficking

How to respond to the evolving cyber trafficking of synthetic drugs

 

What is the impact on law enforcement efforts to interdict online trafficking and how are they responding?

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Cybercrime and COVID-19: risks and responses
UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering

 

Border Control

How to secure freight trade while observing physical distancing measures

How has COVID-19 affected border control efforts to disrupt trafficking in synthetic drugs?

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UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme

 

Postal Security

How to ensure postal security while keeping personnel safe

How has COVID-19 affected efforts by postal services to secure mail operations and disrupt trafficking in synthetic drugs?


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Postal Security Module
Universal Postal Union Website

Early Warning Systems

How to ensure the continuity of early warning systems during COVID-19

How has COVID-19 affected the availability of data and why is it important to ensure continued the monitoring and reporting of synthetic drugs?

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Global SMART Programme
UNODC Early Warning Advisory

 

Safe Handling and Disposal

How to protect front-line officers while they execute their duties

How has COVID-19 affected law enforcement forensic capacity to support interdiction efforts and disrupt trafficking in synthetic drugs?

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www.unodc.org/lab