Finnish officers trained the trainers – first Celbet car search training.

From 25 to 29 March in Vaalimma, Finland on Finnish and Russian border crossing point, first CELBET car search training was organized. Thanks to CELBET Training Team activity and Finnish Customs support, customs officers from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Estonia, Croatia, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Hungary had chance to participate in this special training for trainers. During the meeting CELBET Training Team presented the concept of Centre of Expertise which will be very useful and effective tool for the customs service trainers and officers from CELBET Member States. Additionally, Training Team organized workshop on the issue of the national implementation possibilities of the car search training, which gave an opportunity to discuss the way of winning with smugglers and share the experiences.

Next training for trainers will be held in X-ray Centre in May in Gdansk, Poland.