From 13 to 17 June the Mission, in co-operation with Frontex, continued the heartbeat detector workshop for Border Police Officers at Tabanovce Border Crossing Point. Two border police officers from Regional Centre Border Affairs North (Blace and Tabanovce), and one expert from the MoIA’s Sector for Border Affairs and Migration were trained on the use and operational advantages of the equipment in the fight against organized criminal groups involved in smuggling of people and trafficking in human beings.
On 15 and 23 June Mission staff facilitated the on-site training on face recognition, delivered by a French Expert, for staff on duty from Border Crossing Point (BCP) Blace (12 participants) and BCP Kjafasan (five participants). The training course aimed at improving their knowledge and ability to detect impostors and prevent illegal use of documents in order to tackle more effectively cross-border criminality - in particular irregular migration and trafficking in human beings. The same training course will also be offered in the near future to staff serving at various other BCPs in the country.