Drug Search Training For NCIA
Casper’s Airport Manager says passengers won’t likely notice an aircraft drug search training set for Monday morning at Casper-Natrona County International Airport. Manager Glen Januska says the exercise is coordinated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office.
“Its really to get the types of agencies that may respond by request by the Customs and Boarder protection when they have international aircraft come into the airport if the officer suspects that there may be drugs on board.”
Januska says the training will include the City of Casper and Wyoming Highway Patrol along with their drug sniffing dogs. He says several aircraft owners have agreed to participate.
“We have seven of them right now, or seven aircraft owners that have volunteered the use of their aircraft for the dogs to go through and kind of familiarize themselves with going through an airplane which would be different than searching a car.”
Januska says he doesn’t know when the last time an actual search was requested at the airport, but he says this is the first time since he’s been managing that this kind of realistic training event has take place.