CARICC attends OSCE Conference “Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs: from Addiction to Rehabilitation and Reintegration”
Director of CARICC G.Pustovitov took part in the annual anti-drug conference held under the auspices of the OSCE on 4 June 2019 in Vienna.
Experts from 160 OSCE participating States, OSCE Partners for co-operation, OSCE executive bodies, international organizations and civil society participated in the conference on “Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs: from Addiction to Rehabilitation and Reintegration”.
The problem of combating trafficking in synthetic drugs, including new psychoactive substances (NPS) was discussed, and the current situation with regard to trafficking in synthetic drugs, their availability, including recent trends and threats faced by the international community was reviewed in large by the participants.
During the event G. Pustovitov in his speech unveiled potential and work being done jointly with CARICC Member States in countering trafficking in NPS through the regional operation “REFLEX”.
Conference participants recognized the importance of the problem of proliferation of NPS and acknowledged the need to harmonize regulations in substances control as well as the need to enhance international cooperation in this area.