The Hazardous Materials Workshop: Introduction to Post-Blast Investigations/Explosive Precursor Chemical was held from 20 to 22 March in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The event was organized by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The activity was made possible by the generous financial support provided by the Government of Canada and with material assistance provided by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
The participants received targeted training on explosives and hazardous materials, with special focus on improvised explosive devices and explosive precursor chemicals commonly present in the region. As such, the training was tailored to suit the needs of national law enforcement and defense officials working in the Caribbean. At the end of the training, the participants were guided through a hands-on post-blast crime scene investigation.
The 52 participants came from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. This event concludes the series of Hazardous Materials Workshops organized by UNLIREC in cooperation with the FBI in the course of 2015-2018.