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India Myanmar Counter Drug Cooperation

Published Jul 10, 2019
Updated Dec 14, 2020

4th Director General Level Talks between Narcotics Control Bureau,  India and Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control. (CCDAC), Myanmar on  drug trafficking and related matters were held. The Indian delegation was led by Sh. Abhay, Director General, Narcotics  Control Bureau (NCB) while the Myanmar delegation was headed by Pol. Brig.  Gen. Win Naing, Joint Secretary, CCDAC, Myanmar, Commander of Drug  Enforcement Division.

The two- day bilateral meeting from 9th to 10th July , 2019 is being organized to take coordinated and concerted actions against drug trafficking between the two countries. During the first day of the meeting, both sides shared mutual concern regarding menace of drugs and resolved to exchange crucial information relating to trafficking of drugs and precursors

The issues such as trend of illicit poppy cultivation & heroin production  in Myanmar including precursor trafficking, cross border trafficking of  Heroin from Myanmar to India, cross border trafficking of  Ephedrine/Pseudo-ephedrine on Indo-Myanmar Border and trafficking of  Methamphetamine from Myanmar to India, information on Drug trafficking  routes, Controlled Delivery Operations, and sharing of best practices and  training needs were discussed. Both sides exchanged the operational level  contacts for sharing of real time information/ intelligence.

The meeting was held in cordial and constructive atmosphere. The  effectiveness of cooperation on drug matters largely depends on frequency  of interaction and was agreed to hold the next DG level talks in Myanmar  on a mutually convenient date.