India and Sri Lanka on Friday have agreed to cooperate on exchange of information, training and other areas to tackle smuggling of drugs in both countries, an official statement said.
The decision was taken during the third bilateral meeting between Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India and Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) of Sri Lanka on Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and related matters began in New Delhi Friday (04).
“NCB, India and PNB, Sri Lanka recognized the challenging drug situation in the region and identified useful areas of future cooperation including in field of information exchange, control delivery operations and training,” the Ministry of Home Affairs of India said in a release.
The Indian delegation at the meeting was led by Shri Abhay, Director General, NCB while the Sri Lankan delegation was headed by Sajeewa Medawatte, Deputy Inspector General, PNB. Indian delegation consisted of officials from Tamil Nadu Police, Coast Guard, MHA and MEA, apart from NCB officials.
The detailed discussion was held on latest trends in Narcotics smuggling in Indo-Sri Lankan sector, exchange of information and intelligence, assistance in tracing of Sri Lankan/Indian accused involved in cases of drug seizures in India and Sri Lanka, important cases, gangs and traffickers detected/arrested, use of sea route to smuggle drugs and sharing of best practices and training needs.
Courtesy of colombopage.com