The U.S. State Department said it has provided funding to Customs and Border Protection to train 13 Libyan defense and customs officials on border security techniques.
The money is from the State Department's Export Control and Related Border Security Program, which aims to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by helping governments implement effective export control systems.
The three-day course began Dec. 10 in McAllen, Texas, and is comprised of classroom and practical training in inspection, detection and interdiction of contraband, including narcotics and illicit weapons transfers, and illegal immigration across land borders.
This is the third border security activity undertaken by the departments of State and Homeland Security with the government of Libya to improve Libyan border security. - Eric Kulisch