Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:26
Narcotics authorities of India and SL meet to stem drug menace.
To stem the menace of rising drug trafficking between Sri Lanka and India, the narcotics control authorities of both countries met yesterday.
In the first Director General levels talks between Narcotics Control Bureau of India and Police Narcotics Bureau the two sides shared the concern over growing menace of narcotic drugs and latest trends in narcotics smuggling in Indo-Sri Lankan sector.
Home Ministry sources said 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, Narcotics Control Bureau while the Sri Lankan delegation was headed by Pujith Jayasundara, Senior DIG,Northern Province.
The charter of the Narcotics Control Bureau includes implementation of the obligations under the various International Conventions to which India is a signatory.