The goal of this Project was to provide a one month training on drug fighting process to the selected group of 10 Afghani Police members of operational level with a purpose to deliver the advanced knowledge and to develop their practical skills at this sphere. The training was conducted at the facilities and by personnel of International Drug Fighting Training Centre (IDFTC) of All-Russian Advanced Police Academy in Moscow (Domodedovo), Russia.
Afghanistan was and still is one of the most considerable and well known illegal drugs-producing and drugs-trafficking countries in Central Asia. Political crisis and economical instability in the country in 1990s has very much facilitated the growing of illegal producing of drugs in the country and trafficking of large portion of them mostly into the direction of Europe. After the ending of the crisis Afghanistan is pursuing a broad range of reforms aimed at introducing good governance, establishing peace and order in the country.
There is overwhelming evidence to show that good policing has a vital role to play in the prevention of conflict, the preservation of social stability during political crises and the post-conflict rehabilitation of societies. Without effective law enforcement, respect for the rule of law and the operation of institutions responsible for upholding it, there can be little likelihood of social, political or economic development in any State.
Afghani authorities have identified a wide-ranging reform of law enforcement agencies as a one of key elements of their overall strategy of change management. Among the most important actions in this sphere priority is given to the increasing of the effectiveness of the drug-fighting process in general and at the Police side of it in particular. The latter logically requires Afghani Police personnel concerned to demonstrate a good knowledge and practical ability to analyse available related to drugs crimes information, to plan and conduct drugs-fighting operations. Therefore, an advanced training for Afghani Police personnel concerned on modern drugs-fighting “modus”, applicable to it methodics and techniques appears to be of a vital importance.
At the same time the OSCE family countries which are suffering from being the final destination for drug-trafficking from Afghanistan are capable and therefore may be logically interested to support Afghanistan in its efforts to organize the effective drugs fighting system in general and above mentioned required relevant training to Afghani Police personnel concerned in particular.
This project was based on understanding the above and aimed on facilitating of the increasing of knowledge as well as operational skills of Afghani Police personnel assigned to fight the drugs trafficking.