The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) office, together with a visiting delegation of U.S. Homeland Security agents, trained Armenian judges, prosecutors, and investigators on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection and investigation November 27 – December 1, 2017.
The training highlighted the link between IPR and transnational organized crime and national security, with topics ranging from counterfeit products and smuggling to customs fraud and money laundering. Participants included investigators from the Armenian National Security Service, Investigative Committee, Special Investigative Service, and the Investigative Department of the State Revenue Committee, along with judges, prosecutors, and other officials from the Ministry of Justice and the IPR Protection Agency.
This training supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime and drug trafficking. It also supports INL’s global goal of keeping Americans safe at home by countering international crime, gangs, and illegal drugs abroad.
Learn more here about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.