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Training of Afghan law enforcement officers in countering drug trafficking

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
-
Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors

Description

The goal of this Project is to provide two-week training on the drug fighting process to a group of 12 Afghan Police members of the operational level with the aim of delivering advanced knowledge and developing their practical skills in this sphere

Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors
Date(s)
-
Region
Central Asia
Keywords
drugs identification, drugs-search procedure, drug offences

Summary

Afghan authorities have initiated reform of law enforcement agencies with a view to strengthen security sector in the country and to make it more effective. Among the most important actions in this sphere, priority is given to increasing the effectiveness of the drug-fighting process in general and to the Police side of it, in particular. The latter logically requires Afghan Police personnel concerned to demonstrate good knowledge and practical ability to analyse available drugs crimes-related information in order to plan and conduct drugs-fighting operations. Therefore, advanced training for Afghan Police personnel concerned on modern drug-fighting methods and techniques appears to be of vital importance.

At the same time, the OSCE participating States that suffer from being the final destination for drug-trafficking from Afghanistan are capable and may logically, therefore, be interested in supporting Afghanistan in its efforts to organize the effective drug-fighting system in general, and the above-mentioned, required, relevant training for Afghan Police personnel concerned, in particular.

This training project was developed together with the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation and it aims to enhance the capacity of Afghan national police in combating illicit drugs trafficking. The two-week long training will apply the "Train the Trainer" model to ensure long-term sustainability. The training curriculum is licensed by the UNODC.

The training will be implemented in the “All-Russian Institute for enhancing of qualification of the personnel of the Russian Ministry of Interior” in Domodedovo.

Information

Added on
13 Apr 2017
Origin
OSCE
Region
Afghanistan
Keywords
drugs identification, drugs-search procedure, drug offences
Rights
OSCE