Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC in Iran increased Air Border Security Capacity of Iranian Law Enforcement


Tehran, 13 November 2019 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran in cooperation with the Police of Italy has successfully completed specialized training course on air border security for Iranian law enforcement from the Anti‐Narcotics Police (ANP), Airport Police, Immigration and Passport Police, Ministry of Interior and Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 10 to 13 November 2019. The training session was supported by the Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The training aimed to strengthen the capacity and enhance knowledge of the Iranian law enforcement Officers, including several topics on airport security, airport protection and access control, screening of vehicles, passengers and cabin baggage, techniques for document controls, migration and drug trafficking. 

Iran remains as one of the major transit routes for drug trafficking from Afghanistan to European countries. Considering the growing number of air passengers which is expected to double in the coming years at global context, as well as the growing connectivity offered by airlines, indicates the importance of additional attention to the security of the airports. The training is a good example of professional cooperation between Iranian and European colleagues aimed to increase security condition in a wider region. 

The event was organized as part of the activities foreseen in the framework of the Sup-programme 1 "Border Management and Illicit Trafficking" of UNODC Country Partnership Programme (2015-2019) for the Islamic Republic of Iran through the generous donation of the Government of Japan.


For additional information please contact Hossein Asgarian (Mr.),
Programme Officer, UNODC Country Office in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel.: +98 21 88 87 83 77, email: