Embassy of the United States of America
100 Duke & Young Streets, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Port Security Training Concludes with 14 Graduates
A six-month training program to strengthen Guyanese port security and container control concluded on May 25 with 14 graduates from the GPF, GRA, CANU, MARAD, and the GDF Coast Guard. Funding for the training was provided through the Department of State’s office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Container Control Program, and the World Customs Organization.
This training provided the tools to strengthen container security protocols and increase knowledge of narcotics smuggling typologies.
“The techniques we have learned in this training we will introduce into our current container inspection protocols”, said one of the participants from CANU.
UNODC’s Container Control Program works worldwide to promote legitimate trade by enhancing container screening capacities. It provides training, equipment, and access to communications data and tools from the World Customs Organization.
This program is part of the ongoing commitment by the United States to combat crime, enhance Guyanese law enforcement professionalization, and improve regional security.