Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking

Published on February 13, 2020
Current context: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nations in New Delhi on 13th Feb 2020.
Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking 
  • The two-day ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nations is being organized by Narcotics Control Bureau.
  • The platform will provide an opportunity to all the member nations to deliberate on the increased threats posed by drug trafficking.
  • BIMSTEC is seen as the most effective platforms to tackle the global threat of drug trafficking in the Asian region.
  • The conference is being held in pursuance of the commitment of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during the 4th BIMSTEC summit held at Kathmandu in 2018.
  • BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a regional organization of countries lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal.
  • The member states include India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • Narcotics Control Bureau is the apex agency for matters pertaining to drug law enforcement in India and exercises powers and functions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
  • The NCB is also the nodal agency of the Government of India at the international level in all matters pertaining to Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances.

Question: 

Q.1 The ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nation 2020 is being held in which country?
a. Bhutan
b. India
c. China
d. Bangladesh

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