By SOF Editor on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 11:51am
Afghan border police began an advanced border police and customs course at Camp Arena, Herat province, Monday.
The training, provided by the Italian Guardia di Finanza, is designed to increase the efficiency of customs duty collection and help ABP better secure the border.
The course includes practical study of Afghan and international customs laws, customs documents, anti-smuggling measures and anti-corruption training.
In 2008, approximately 26 percent of customs duties levied by the government of Afghanistan came from Herat province, about 5 billion Afghanis or approximately 72 mil