India, Myanmar begin talks to address drug trafficking

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-09 19:19:43|Editor: xuxin
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NEW DELHI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- India and Myanmar began two-day talks in the Indian capital on Tuesday to take coordinated and concerted actions to check drug trafficking between the two countries, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (Internal Security).

"The 4th Director General level talks between Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India and the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar on drug trafficking and related matters were held here (in New Delhi) today (on Tuesday)," it said.

The Indian delegation was led by NCB Director General Abhay, while CCDAC's Joint Secretary Win Naing led Myanmar's delegation.

On the first day, both sides shared mutual concern regarding the menace of drugs and resolved to exchange crucial information relating to the trafficking of drugs and precursors.

Among the issues discussed were illicit poppy and heroin cultivation in Myanmar, cross-border trafficking of heroin from Myanmar, cross-border trafficking of ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine on Indo-Myanmar border, and trafficking of methamphetamine from Myanmar to India.

Besides, information on drug trafficking routes, controlled delivery operations and sharing of best practices and training were also discussed.