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Statement by Turkey

Members of the sub-commission on drug trafficking in November 2012 from Central and South East Asia. We had fruitful discussions over a 5-day period with roundtable discussions. Seizures and trafficking arrests were conducted. Delegates reported by drug lords use more and more air cargos. Organised crime use internet and communications systems. Another roundtable focused also on trends of illicit manufacture of precursors. Methamphetamine is posing a challenge in the region, as well as synthetic cannabioids.

Recommendations from the meeting:

  • conduct joint actions
  • intelligence exchange
  • focus on West African networks
  • share of best practice on ATS manufacture and trafficking
  • conduct joint tracking investigations

Turkey supports UNODC in targeted international meetings.

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