NATO-Russia Council project took stock of training in 2012

Representatives of the NATO-Russia Council's (NRC)  successful counter narcotics training project met in Brussels in October 2012, to take stock of training in 2012, and look to its future work. The project focuses on providing training to counter narcotics officers from Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan. It has been a key part of NRC cooperation since its inception in 2006, and more than 2500 counter narcotics officers from the region have received training.

UNODC representatives  joined the NATO-Russia Council donor nation representatives in hailing the success of training conducted in 2012. The project was focusing on a new scope with the placement of a mentor at the Anti Narcotics Force Academy in Pakistan, and the introduction of new subjects including forensic training.

Looking forward to 2013, the NRC continues to work together against the serious security threat posed by illegal narcotics trafficking. The project is set to continue its valuable work training and national capacity building across the region. The project will further continue to introduce  new areas, including training counter narcotics officers in the use of sniffer dogs. Two additional fixed training sites will also be added to the project: a Canine Training School in Rostov on Don, and the Siberian Federal District Law Institute in Krasnoyarsk.