Officers from the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan's (CNPA) Mobile Detection Team (MDT) provide training to Uzbek Counterparts

Five members of the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan's (CNPA) Mobile Detection Team (MDT) together with an international instructor from the Turkish Academy on Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) delivered training on "Risk Analysis, Search Techniques and Drug Identification" to 25 officers of the Counter Narcotics Interagency Mobile Teams (IMTs) of the Republic of Uzbekistan from 15 - 17 April 2019.

The training course was jointly organized by UNODC's Country Office of Afghanistan (COAFG) and the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA) utilizing Japanese funding. The training was inaugurated by the Deputy Commander, Police Headquarters, Surkhandarya, Uzbekistan, the Afghan MDT Commander and UNODC's International CARICC Coordinator.  

Topics covered during the course included; i) risk analysis and drug classification, ii) interview techniques and body language, iii) international drugs trafficking routes and courier identification at land borders and airports, iv) search equipment and searching techniques, and, v) Inspection methods.

Practical sessions on risk analysis, screening methods and search techniques were held at the Hairatan border crossing point between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. With the successful completion of the course, further opportunities to present this training are to be identified in the near future.