U.S. offers Armenian law enforcement best practices in counter-narcotics

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Armenian law enforcement officers learned new counter-narcotics skills in a recent course offered jointly by the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office (INL) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In May 2017, two officers from the Armenian Police’s Counter-Narcotics Unit traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to participate in an advanced information and data analysis course.

The training included practical exercises covering intelligence collection methods, critical thinking, uses and benefits of analysis in drug law enforcement, financial source debriefing, narcoterrorism, the use of the internet by drug trafficking organizations, and advanced techniques in investigations.

This training supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime and drug trafficking, with the intent to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime and illegal drugs abroad.  Learn more here about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.