IDEC meet eyes chemicals

IDEC meet eyes chemicals

Law enforcement agents joined hands with authorities from 21 other nations this week to discuss combatting drug trafficking in the region, including the role of precursor chemicals in the production of illegal substances.

Wichai Chaimongkol, secretary-general of the Narcotics Control Board, and Pol Maj Gen Wiwat Leelakhet, commander of the Narcotic Intelligence, Narcotics Suppression Bureau, attended the Far East Regional Working Group Targeting Workshop in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The workshop is part of the International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC), an event presided over by John P Scott, regional director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the US Department of Justice.

During the event, Mr Wichai said the IDEC has organised the annual conference since 1983 for countries in the region to combat drug trafficking.

"The conference offers an opportunity for countries to contribute investigation data to clamp down on precursor chemicals, transnational crimes and money laundering," he said, referring to the distribution of legal agricultural, industrial and medicinal substances for illegal use.

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