The 3rd operational meeting of the representatives of competent bodies and services to combat against the illegal drugs trafficking has been held in Batumi, Georgia, on October 4-6, 2014. This international event has been organized within the frame of the EU Project on “Information Networks along the Heroin Route II”, which has been implemented jointly with GUAM.

The aim of the project, inter alia, is reinforcement of regional cooperation by extending of the Black Sea part of the smuggling route to its Asian segment. This purpose has become real, in particular, due to employment of GUAM institutional capacities. Other than GUAM Member States representatives, the event was participated by delegations from International Foundation of Administration and Public Policies of Spain (FIIAPP), Serious Organized Crime Agency in United Kingdom (SOCA), Public Experts in Economics and Finance ADETEF (France) and Agenzia delle Dogane (Italian Customs Agency).

Above all, the meeting has promoted the advance in cooperation between GUAM and EU, other regional structures and organizations.