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1998 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
United States Department of State
February 26, 1999


International anti-narcotics training is managed and funded by INL, and carried out by the DEA, U.S. Customs Service, and U.S. Coast Guard. Major objectives are: contributing to the basic infrastructure for carrying out counternarcotics law enforcement activities in countries which cooperate with and are considered significant to U.S. narcotics control efforts; improving technical skills of drug law enforcement personnel in these countries; and increasing cooperation between U.S. and foreign law enforcement officials. Over 6,900 persons participated in the United States Government's international narcotics control training program in FY 1998.

INL training continues to focus on encouraging foreign law enforcement agency self-sufficiency through infrastructure development. The effectiveness of our counternarcotics efforts overseas should be viewed in terms of what has been done to bring about the establishment of effective host country enforcement institutions, thereby taking drugs out of circulation before they begin their journey toward the United States. U.S. law enforcement personnel stationed overseas are increasingly coming to see their prime responsibility as promoting the creation of host government systems, which are compatible with and serve the same broad goals as ours.

During FY 1998, law enforcement training continued to devote increased attention to the development and support of infrastructure building in those countries which posed the greatest threat to the U.S. as a result of their role as source or transit countries for narcotics destined for the US. INL received positive feedback both from U.S. Embassies and foreign governments on the direct benefits gained from this training, including the discovery of illegal narcotics as a result of techniques learned during a program.

INL-funded training will continue to support the major U.S. and international strategies for combating narcotics trafficking worldwide. Emphasis will be placed on contributing to the activities of international organizations, such as the UNDCP and the OAS. Through the meetings of major donors, the Dublin Group, UNDCP and other international fora, we will coordinate with other providers of training, and urge them to shoulder greater responsibility in providing training, which serves their particular strategic interests.

INL will maintain its role of coordinating the activities of U.S. law enforcement agencies in response to requests for assistance from U.S. Embassies. This will avoid duplication of effort and ensure that presentations represent the full range of USG policies and procedures.

Training Statistics
Number of Number of Participants Number of Programs
Drug Enforcement Administration
Training in U.S.
    Executive Observation Program    112    22
    Clan Lab    26      1
    Forensic Chemist Seminar     38     1
    Int'l Narcotics Enf. Mgt. Seminar     25     1
    "Vetted" Training    310     7
Training in Host Countries:
    In-Country Drug Enforcement Seminar    472    15
    Advanced Drug Enforcement Seminar     42     1
    Int'l Asset Forfeiture Seminar    130     4
    Airport Operations     78     1
    Specialized    58      2
    Clan Lab Seminar    467    14
    Joint Secret Service    285     5
    Regional   475      9
    Pipeline/Jetway    235     6
    ILEA   428     10
    Financial    41      1
Subtotal 3,197    102
U.S. Customs Service
Training in US:
    Mid-Management Seminar     21     1
    Training in Host Countries:
    Carrier Initiative Program/Business     Anti-Smuggling Coalition    848    16
    Overseas Enforcement Training    218     8
    Train-the-Trainer Workshop     15     1
    Money Laundering Seminar 1,048    19
    Regional Overseas Enforcement Training    89     3
    Regional Train-the-Trainer     30     2
    Short Term Advisories     64     4
Subtotal 2,335     54
U.S. Coast Guard
Training in Host Countries:
    Maritime Law Enforcement 1,229    29
    Port Security and Safety Course    147     2
Subtotal 1,376     31
Total INL Training FY 986,908    187

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