Inauguration of Airport Interdiction Unit (AIU) at Ahmadshah Baba International Airport - Kandahar
On 19 December 2020, the Airport Interdiction Unit (AIU), at Ahmadshah Baba International Airport was officially inaugurated by Col. Abdul Sami Popalzai, Director General of Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA), Col. Mohammad Tahir Eidukhil, Head of Borders and Airports Unit of CNPA, Col. Ahmadullah Momand, Head of Operation Unit of Afghan Border Police (ABP) and other provincial authorities in Kandahar.
Provision and installation of a medical X-Ray within the confines of Ahmadshah Baba International Airport will allow AIU members to screen suspects requiring only three minutes to identify drug capsules within their bodies, minimizing disruption to passengers and relieving pressures on human resources.
AIU is trained, equipped and mentored by UNODC under Sub-Programme 1, Law Enforcement of the UNODC Country Programme for Afghanistan through funding from the United States of America. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the People of Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden.