Nato-Russia Council

NRC Counter Narcotics Training Project representatives meet


Representatives of the NRC’s highly successful counter narcotics training project met in Brussels, on 11 October 2012, to take stock of training in 2012, and look to its future work. The project focuses on providing training courses 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 2200 counter narcotics officers from the region have received training.

Representatives from the project’s executing agent, UNODC joined NRC donor nation representatives along with delegates from two of the project’s fixed training centres: TADOC in Turkey, and the US DEA’s academy in Quantico. Participants hailed the success of training done in 2012. It was the project’s busiest year to date, focusing on new areas with the placement of a mentor at the Anti Narcotics Force Academy in Pakistan, and new subjects introduced including forensic training.


Looking forward to 2013, as nations of the NRC continue 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 also introduce further 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.

Click here for an in depth look at the NRC Counter Narcotics Training Project.