Caspian countries to set up regional information centre to fight drugs
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 /Trend, T.Jafarov/
Caspian littoral countries have agreed to set up a regional information centre in the field of fight against drugs, ISNA quoted the Commander of the anti-narcotic squad of Iran's Police General Hamid Reza Hossein-Abadi as saying.
The agreement was reflected in the final statement of the meeting of littoral states' counter-narcotics bodies' heads, which took place on Friday in the Iranian city of Bandar-Anzali
According to Hossein-Abadi, the meeting also reached agreement on holding joint operations by the littoral countries against gangs involved in drug smuggling.
The next meeting of counter-narcotics departments' heads ("Caspian Anti-Drug Five" - Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) will be held in Russia.
The first meeting of the "Five" was held in October 2010 in Russian city of Astrakhan.