In­dia, Sri Lanka share notes on nar­cotics

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY NEWS -

The first Di­rec­tor Gen­eral-level talks be­tween Nar­cotics Con­trol Bureau (NCB) of In­dia and Po­lice Nar­cotics Bureau (PNB) of Sri Lanka were held at New Delhi re­cently. Both sides shared the con­cern over grow­ing men­ace of nar­cotic drugs and lat­est trends in nar­cotics smug­gling in Indo-Sri Lankan sec­tor.

The two sides also agreed to con­tinue shar­ing of ac­tion­able in­tel­li­gence and adopt a co­or­di­nated strat­egy to pre­vent drug trafficking be­tween both the coun­tries. In the present sce­nario of drug trafficking and in or­der to im­prove shar­ing of in­tel­li­gence, as­sis­tance in in­ves­ti­ga­tions and pros­e­cu­tions and tar­get­ing drug trafficking be­tween the two coun­tries in par­tic­u­lar and the re­gion in gen­eral was also agreed.

The In­dia del­e­ga­tion was led by Vi­jay Kumar, Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of NCB while the Sri Lankan del­e­ga­tion was headed by Pu­jith Jaya­sun­dara, Se­nior DIG/North­ern Prov­ince, Sri Lanka.

The char­ter of the NCB in­cludes im­ple­men­ta­tion of the obli­ga­tions un­der the var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions to which In­dia is a sig­na­tory. The char­ter also pro­vides to ren­der as­sis­tance to the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties in for­eign coun­tries and con­cerned in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions with a view to fa­cil­i­tat­ing co­or­di­na­tion and univer­sal ac­tion for preven­tion and sup­pres­sion of il­licit traf­fic in nar­cotics drugs and psy­chotropic sub­stances.

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