CND Day 4 – Algeria’s plenary statement on the world situation with regard to drug trafficking

Voiced its determined opposition against criminality in all its forms, particularly drug trafficking networks. In 2009, seized 114 tons of cannabis, an increase of 88 percent compared to the seizures in 2008. Noted that 42.5 tons of cannabis resin was seized in 15 operations. One particular seizure was bound for Belgium. In 2010 law enforcement services have been able to seized tons of cannabis

This has led to clashes with traffickers. Algeria has lost two policeman and two customs officers and suffered other casualties in 2009.

Algeria is trying not to neglect the drug problem locally and has arrested 3,800 local drug traffickers and brought them before the courts.

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