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Drug Trafficking in Transportation and Service Industries - This class is sponsored by MCTC. Registration is completed through the link in the class description. Click on the "Show Details" Tab for more info.

  • 07/30/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 08/01/2024
  • 4:30 PM
  • Location: J.O Sundstrom Conference Center; Lindsborg, KS

Drug Trafficking in TransportATION and Service Industries

This class is sponsored by MCTC.  To view the Class Flyer and to register for the class click the link below.


Training Location and Dates
J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center
Lindsborg, KS
July 30th - August 1st, 2024

This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.

There is no cost to attend this training.

Robert Almonte was the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas from 2010 to 2016. He had previously retired from the El Paso, Texas Police Department after 25 years of service. He spent most of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief. As the Narcotics Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Stash House Task Force. He has been interviewed by numerous national and international news media outlets about Cartels and Gangs.

Course Description
The purpose of drug trafficking in transportation and service industries operations is to target criminal organizations, groups, or gangs who transit illegal drugs, bulk currency, and people throughout the United States by way of legitimate commercial transportation enterprises. The course deals with investigative methodologies that involve the detection and interdiction of illicit drugs and other contraband items (e.g., weapons, bulk currency, and people, etc.) that flow through the nation’s transportation hubs (e.g., airports, commercial trains and buses, commercial parcel/package and freight shipping companies). Moreover, drug and contraband interdiction investigations are designed to disrupt and curtail illicit activities at hotels/motels, self-service storage facilities, and rental vehicle companies. Any activities that are directly related to illegal drug distribution, illegal currency transportation and people, and/or other contraband transactions that are reasonably deemed a threat to public safety and to the health of concerned citizens are targeted for further investigation.

The course will emphasize the importance of establishing and maintaining effective liaison with civilian counterparts (owners/managers/employees).The course also addresses investigation techniques specific to self-storage businesses, the storage of dangerous items, which includes items that terrorists may store in preparation for attacks on U.S. soil are comprehensively addressed (e.g., quantities of fuel, agricultural or industrial chemicals, explosives, blasting caps or fuses, weapons or ammunition, flight manuals, truck driving school manuals, or other similar materials).

Topics Included
-Consensual Encounter Techniques
-Knock and Talks Investigations
-Storage Unit Investigations
-Hotel-Motel Interdiction
-Stash House Interdiction
-Commercial Bus Interdiction
-Passenger Train Interdiction
-Rental Car Interdiction-Airport Interdiction
-Drug Parcel Interdiction-Utilization of K9
-Legal Review/Case Law Update

Course Length
Drug Trafficking in Transportation and Service Industries is a 3 day (20 hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

KNOA: To promote the cooperation, education and exchange of information among all Law Enforcement Agencies involved in the enforcement of controlled substance laws.

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Hays, KS 67601

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