Afghan nationals who disappeared in D.C. while training with DEA found, being sent home

      Mohd Naweed Samimi, left, and Mohammad Yasin Ataye.
      WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Two Afghan policemen who were in the D.C. area for drug trafficking training and vanished last weekend in Georgetown have now been found, the Drug Enforcement Administration told ABC7 News on Friday.

      The two men - Mohammad Yasin Ataye, 22, and Mohd Naweed Samimi, 24 - were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where.

      The pair were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers who were in the U.S. for a multi-week DEA training program at Quantico, Va. They disappeared while the group was on a DEA-supervised sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

      The DEA said the two men separated from the group and left because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

      The other Afghan officers graduated the DEA program and were due to return home Friday night. These two men were being sent home along with the rest of the group, the DEA said.