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Rajnath Singh inaugurates second anti-drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second anti-drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS here today. The aim of the meeting is to evaluate the drug abuse situation in the member countries and analyze the legislations of BRICS member states as well as devise modalities to share the best practices of enforcement and demand reduction being followed in the member countries. 
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that it is a subject which is posing a serious challenge to the global community today. He said that during the BRICS Ministerial Meeting on Combating the Drug Threat at Moscow on April 22, 2015, it was decided to create a BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group and the first Meeting was held on November 10, 2015, in Moscow. He said that the Anti-Drug Working Group was established with an aim to address the issue on counteracting the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors. He expressed his happiness over the fact that this forum has flagged plethora of issues for discussions and also expressed belief that BRICS nations will be able to identify methodologies to address them. He also informed that India has taken over the chairmanship of BRICS this year and will be organizing a series of meetings, conferences & workshops, which will culminate in the 8th Summit of Heads of the States on October 15-16, 2016, in Goa. 


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