Guyana is at the International Drug Enforcement Conference that is being held this year in Moscow – 5th Jun 2013
Guyana is at the International Drug Enforcement Conference that is being held this year in Moscow. The conference is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the US and is hosted by the Drug Control Service of the Federation of Russia.
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee is leading Guyana’s Delegation to the 30th International Drug Enforcement Conference that opened today June 5th and will run until 7th June at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia.
Accompanying the Minister to the Conference are Deputy Commissioner, Law Enforcement of the Guyana Police Force Mr. Seelall Persaud and Head of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit Mr. James Singh.
The Conference is an annual event that allows policy makers and senior law enforcement officials of various countries of the world to discuss and develop strategies aimed at countering the illegal trafficking, manufacture and use of drugs as well as related illegal activities such as money laundering and the unlawful use of precursor chemicals.
As a sidebar to the conference the Guyana delegation engaged in bilateral discussions aimed at collaborating in joint efforts to counter the illegal drug trade.
At bilaterals with the Russians according to the Ministry of Home Affairs it was agreed that there would be areas of training of Police ranks including specialized training. Guyana has had Policemen trained in Russia and some more are expected to be trained there later in this year.
In the discussions with the South African Police Service Delegate to the conference, both sides agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in furtherance of the commitment to combat the trade. It was also agreed that a study would be done of the Triangular Drug Route – Guyana, Brazil and South Africa – with a view of suppressing it through joint efforts.
Guyana has also had discussions with Brazil and more bi-laterals are planned during the conference