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Friday, 15 March 2024 12:33

CARICC participation in the 67th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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CARICC delegation took part in the 67th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) taking place from 13 to 22 March 2024 in Vienna. During the High-Level Segment of the 67th Session of the CND a side-event was organized jointly with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on "CARICC Capabilities in Countering Modern Challenges of the Spread of Synthetic Drugs". The event was attended by leadership and representatives of competent authorities of CARICC member states, observer states, UN Office on Drugs and Crime and other international organizations. Attendees were provided information on CARICC activities, which operates in Almaty under the auspices of the United Nations as a regional intergovernmental body aimed at assisting in organization and coordination of international operations to combat illicit drug trafficking. In particular, 84 counter-narcotics operations, including international controlled delivery, have been carried out under the coordination of the Centre. About 7.5 tons of drugs and more than 62 tons of precursors have been seized, and 121 leaders and active members of organized crime groups have been arrested. Representatives of CARICC member states underscored the significant role of the Centre in countering drug trafficking and stated that the increasing production and smuggling of methamphetamine in the region calls for further consolidation of efforts of the parties around CARICC as an effective platform for international counter-narcotics cooperation.
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