US Embassy Islamabad hosts tour for Pakistani Customs and Law Enforcement Officials

Tour focused on securing & managing land-border crossings

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Five Pakistani Customs officials and one Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official conducted a study tour to Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California, according to a press release issued by the US Embassy Islamabad.


The tour, which was hosted by the US Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), focused on securing and managing land-border crossings.

The Pakistani delegation visited US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the HSI field office in San Diego, California to see how DHS agencies manage high-volume land-border crossings.

Officials visited US HSI headquarters, HSI field office: US Embassy Islamabad

At a visit to the San Ysidro port of entry in California, Pakistani visitors studied interdiction and investigation techniques, task force dynamics, and possible best practices for major land-border points of entry in Pakistan including along the border with Afghanistan.

“The US government is committed to supporting Pakistan’s efforts to reduce illicit activity on the border, while increasing regional stability, trade, and prosperity,” Embassy INL Director Jason Donovan said.

“We look forward to continuing our longstanding cooperation with Pakistani law enforcement to enhance the capacity of personnel operating on the border.”

For almost 40 years, the United States and Pakistan have worked to improve citizen security and enhance police capacity across Pakistan. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement works in more than 90 countries to help combat crime and corruption; counter the narcotics trade; improve police institutions; promote fair and accountable court systems.

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