WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Officers from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Finance Revenue Service are in Washington, D.C. to train with the U.S. Park Police.
Five Georgian officers "completed an extensive K-9 narcotics detection course" on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of State announced. The course taught the officers how to manage canine facilities, train and handle canines, and transport canines.
The State Department, which sponsored the training, said that the objective was "to improve the ability of law enforcement units in Georgia to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs and develop cases against drug trafficking organizations by creating this canine task force team. Upon returning to Georgia, the canines and their handlers will begin working at Tbilisi International Airport."