Officers from different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and officials from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) convened at the Great Rift Valley Lodge (GRVL) in Naivasha, Nakuru County, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Container Control Program (CCP) and the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP).

AIRCOP is a multi-agency project implemented by UNODC in partnership with INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO). It aims at strengthening the capacities of international airports to target and intercept high-risk passengers, cargo and mail, as a contribution to the fight against illicit drugs and other illicit commodities (such as wildlife products or falsified medical products), terrorism-related threats (such as arms or potential foreign terrorist fighters), trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.

It also aims at facilitating communication and coordination between origin, transit and destination countries to disrupt cross-border illicit flows and criminal networks. AIRCOP has been implemented in 41 airports in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South-Eastern Europe and South-East Asia.

Meanwhile, CCP was established by the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme as a joint initiative of the UNODC and the WCO in 2004. CCP was established to build capacity in member states seeking to improve risk management, supply chain security and trade facilitation in seaports, airports and land border crossings in order to prevent the cross-border movement of illicit goods. At present, the CCP is operational in over 70 countries, 21 countries and 99 ports.