Tajikistan attends international drug enforcement conference in Dominican Republic

May 19, 2017 18:41

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Delegates from 110 countries participated in the 34th International Drug Enforcement Conference, which began Tuesday and has come to an end today in the Dominican Republic and at which new strategies for fighting drug trafficking have been discussed.

On the Tajikistan’s side, the conference was attended by Sherkhon Salimzoda, Director of the Drug Control Agency under the President of Tajikistan.

In a statement delivered at the conference, Salimzoda acquainted the conference participants with the current drug situation in Tajikistan and measures taken by the Tajik authorities to combat drug trafficking.

Salimzoda, in particular, underlined the significance of expansion of international cooperation in fighting illicit drug trafficking.

The gathering also enabled participants to analyze global trends in illicit drug trafficking and will promote cooperation and information exchange with an eye toward combating such crimes.

The conference was organized by the Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration under the slogan “Excellence in Investigation.”

The Annual International Drug Enforcement Conference is being held since 1983. The annual sessions rotate between member countries and are organized for the heads of national Special Forces that are responsible for drug control. The aim of the conference is to exchange information in the spheres of drug control and creating counter-measures for clamping down on the international drug trade.

May 19, 2017 18:41

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