This 2-week course, organised by the Transnational Threats Department and implemented by the Advanced Training Institute of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, aimed to deliver advanced knowledge and develop participants' practical and training skills, as well as to enhance their professional capacity in conducting field training in drug-searching operations in living premises, airport terminals, vehicles, and other means of transportation.
As an outcome of this Project, 12 Afghan Police Officers/Trainers from different federal and provincial drug-fighting branches have been trained on educating of other officers on different drugs-searching operations, including in living premises, airport terminals, air jets, vehicles, metro cars, etc. That included practicing in proper searching techniques, effective using of dogs and special equipment, documenting of the search-operation results and their proceeding through the further investigation process. Additionally, the trainees got familiarised with different practical aspects of functioning of illegal drugs labs, their detecting and searching. The “modus” of provided training, its deep focus on practical studies has received very positive feedback from all the participants, who stated that such training is urgently needed by many their colleagues in Afghanistan.
The course included theoretical and practical exercises in search techniques, the effective use of dogs and special equipment, documenting search-operation results and their processing through further investigation. Trainees learned how illegal drug labs are set up, and how they can be detected and dismantled.