Tofiq Murshudlu

Tofiq Murshudlu

  • Head of Coordination, Border Management Branch
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

Mr. Murshudlu currently is Officer in charge of the Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia of the UNODC. He is also Head of Coordination, Border Management Branch. His functions include issues related to the law enforcement aspects of regional and international cooperation in countering all forms of serious crime. His previous work experience includes work in the UNODC field offices in Central Asia from February 2000 to October 2012 with responsibility for the law enforcement component of the regional program for Central Asia, including development and implementation of the project on establishment of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre – CARICC.
Work experience in police started in March 1984 including the work in the investigative positions, then chief of division in National Central Bureau of INTERPOL and the latest post of the deputy head of the Drug Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan.
He has Engineering degree (Automated Control Systems) from the Institute of Oil and Chemistry, Baku Azerbaijan (1977 – 1982) and Law degree (Criminal law and criminal procedure law), Investigation University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of then USSR, Volgograd (1987 – 1992)


  • Countering Serious Organised Crime, Drugs, SALW, Smuggling

    Criminal actors continue to be very creative in developing new techniques and channels to conduct illicit activities. There is an old saying, ‘follow the money’ – investigating financial transactions and use that information to indicate evidence of a crime, a suspect or criminal network. But it is not only the money that facilitates this, it’s exporter, carrier, forward freighter, delivery address, destination and more. Like API/PNR for passengers, this information builds a picture of the whole transaction that will establish patterns and history vital to identifying the organised criminal gangs that smuggle drugs, weapons, people etc. What are the latest challenges in the battle against SOC and how can border and associated agencies better use the data available to them to defeat cross border organised crime.

  • Latest/New Modus Operandi

    This Closed Agency Workshop will enable practitioners the opportunity to share analysis on the latest trends in cross border crimes and share some of their latest experiences of changing Modus Operandi of criminal groups operating in their area, and what they have done to combat these changing criminal activities/actions.


    Opening Keynotes and Welcome Messages to the 2024 World Border Security Congress