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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

Challenges:  INL programming is limited to three areas that have the support of the host government: forensics, English language training for law enforcement, and countering trafficking in persons.

Goals: INL programs enhance capacity of Turkmen law enforcement through forensics training and language training, and provide technical assistance to combat transnational crimes such as trafficking in persons.

Accomplishments: The forensics program continues to work with the State Forensic Service staff to bring certain forensics disciplines to international standards with the goal of international accreditation. In these efforts, the program has focused on improving handwriting analysis, technical documentation, and handling of narcotic drugs and chemicals. 

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