Produced by Lance Cpl. Tyler Reiriz, 1st Marine Division
For police in Afghanistan, putting a stop to the narcotics production and trade in their country could mean a severe blow to insurgents. Drugs and weapons trafficking are often used as a source of income for terrorists.
Members of the counter-narcotics police of Afghanistan, National Interdiction Unit, rehearse and upcoming raid in Helmand province with U.S. Marines. The NIU are a special operations unit tasked with putting a stop to the smuggling of illegal drugs that help fund the insurgency in Afghanistan.