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Baku to host 36th International Drug Enforcement Conference

Baku, April 12, AZERTAC 

The 36th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) co-organized by Azerbaijan`s State Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be held in Baku from April 15-17.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the high-ranking officials to fight against illegal drug traffic and to discuss the ways of solving this global problem.

IDEC was established by DEA in 1983 with the objective of creating a multilateral forum for the international police and prosecutor community to strengthen international relations and counternarcotic cooperation, share drug-related intelligence and to develop operational strategies that can be used to combat transnational, organized criminal organizations involved in the illicit drug trade. What began with less than a dozen countries in 1983 has grown to well over 130 member and observer IDEC countries, and several affiliate police observer organizations. The first IDEC was held in 1983 in Panama City, Panama.

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