BRICS working group discusses rise in international trend in drugs trafficking
India’s engagement with BRICS continues to grow, no matter the Galwan Valley incident has soured relations between India and China
BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group comprising India, Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa held its 4th session concerning the drug situation in the BRICS states and discussed the international and regional trends of illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, as well as the impact of various internal and external factors on the situation took place during the summit.
Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau Rakesh Asthana led the Indian side in the working group meet which was held this week in a virtual format, a note issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a press note.
“The common points emerged during the discussions include the need for real time information sharing among the member states and the need to curb increased drug trafficking through maritime routes. Misuse of dark-net and other advanced technologies for drug trafficking was one of the key focal areas of the meeting,” the Ministry said.
At the meet BRICS member nations adopted a communiqué that covered all the points in detail.