Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control holds 1/2024 meeting

State Administration Council Member Union Minister for Home Affairs Chairman of the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control Lt-Gen Yar Pyae addressed the 1/2024 central committee meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the event, he said drugs are a grave threat to all humankind of the world, and the drug transitions are related to arms smuggling, violence, money laundering and transnational crimes and also affect the regional stability and the rule of law measures.
The insurgent groups attempted to stir up unrest in the country and conducted drug production and transport. They also imported the drugs using various ways as the precursor and related materials cannot be produced in the country.
The government is accelerating its momentum, aiming to develop the country and fighting against drugs as a national task.
He then talked about the launching of 39 operations to combat the drugs from 2013 to 2023 and now Operation 39/2024 (2024) in 2024 across the nation as the man-made drug (synthetic drug) is the main threat in the world.
He also mentioned the close cooperation with UN, neighbouring countries, ASEAN states, Mekong regions, BIMSTEC members, and international organizations in addition to Yangon-based UNODC, AFP, DEA, NNCC and ONCB to carry out anti-narcotics activities.
He continued that the 2017 report released by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, headed by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, stated that the ethnic armed group AA was involved in drug trafficking. Moreover, AA members were found in the drug trafficking groups, and it was found out about eight times.
The drug seizures from AA were announced only in the country, and they should be announced internationally through the anti-narcotics partner countries and embassies.
Then, he concluded the meeting after hearing the presentations of the vice-chairs, joint secretary of the central committee and other attendees. — MNA/KTZH

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