India-Pakistan to discuss drug menace
India and Pakistan will discuss the issue of drug menace here on Dec 5 and 6.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will be organizing the 9th Director General (DG) level talks between NCB, India and Anti Narcotics Force, Pakistan to discuss the issue of drug menace between both the countries on Dec 5 and 6.
NCB is the national nodal agency looking after the drug related matters in the country.
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 Sept 13-14, 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.