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Ministry of Home Affairs04-December, 2012 17:49 IST
Director General Level talks between India and Pakistan to Discuss the issue of Drug Menace |
|Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the national nodal agency looking after the drug related matters in the country. NCB has been mandated to enhance international cooperation including coordinated actions of various organizations. On 5th – 6th December, 2012, NCB is organizing 9th Director General level talks between NCB, India and Anti Narcotics Force, Pakistan to discuss the issue of drug menace between both the countries |
During these talks issues such as exchange of intelligence/information on drug trafficking, trends and modus operandi of drug trafficking across the border, smuggling of narcotics across the border, best practices adopted in the field of combating drug trafficking and drug menace are discussed.
The last DG level talks between NCB and ANF was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 13 – 14th September, 2011. During these talks a Memorandum of Understanding on “Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals and Related Matters” was signed between both the countries. During the meeting it was also agreed that the effectiveness of cooperation on drug matters largely depends on frequency of interaction. Accordingly, it was agreed to hold DG level talks annually.
(Release ID :89917)