U.S. Marines and sailors with Security Cooperation Team-1, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A, taught weapons handling, patrolling, combat marksmanship and buddy rushes to the Benin National Surveillance Police at the Benin National Police Academy in Cotonou, Benin. The Marines and sailors are in Benin at the request of the Benin government and the local U.S. embassy to help build the police capacity in order to protect its borders from illicit trafficking.

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