Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran to deepen cooperation against drug trafficking
A two-day triangular meeting of senior officials of Pakistan,Iran and Afghanistan started here Wednesday to deepen cooperation in their fight against drug trafficking, APP reported.The meeting being held under the cooperation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discussed to enhance the work of the first regional law enforcement operations centre, to facilitate information sharing and operations aimed at seizing illicit drugs.According to a press release of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the high officials of the three countries also discussed to organizing more joint operations to stop the flow of illicit drugs, expanding and strengthening border controls among the three states and to increase cross-border cooperation among law enforcement agencies.
The meeting was told that Six joint operations have taken place, leading to significant drug seizures - almost 2,500 kilograms of opium, heroin and hashish - and the arrests of at least 74 drug traffickers.
The three countries focus at finding solutions to the threats posed by drug trafficking in the region by enhancing cooperation in law enforcement. UNODC provides assistance to the three countries in implementing their agreements.
The Minister of Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan Zarar Ahmad Moqbel Osmani, the Secretary-General of the Drug Control Headquarters of Iran, Eng Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, and the Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Arbab Muhammad Zahir are expected to issue a declaration on November 25.