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World drug busters meet in taipei of anti-narcotics cooperation

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Taipei, June 2 (UNI) Narcotics hazard control officers and experts from major countries around the world gathered in Taipei today to discuss strategies for the promotion of international cooperation in drug-fighting.

It was the fifth forum held as part of the 2007 International Drug Control Symposium co-sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Department of Health, reports the Taipenese Central News Agency (CNA).

Today's forum, moderated by MOJ Bureau of Investigation Director Yeh Sheng-mao, focused on developments and trends in drug-related crime in East Asia as well as on the promotion of international cooperation in narcotics hazard control.

Drug-fighting officers and experts from the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Japan and major Southeast Asian countries were invited to address related topics and exchange experiences in fighting relevant criminal activities.

Among the keynote speakers were Datuk Mohd Bakri bin Mohd Zinin, deputy director of the drug crime investigation division of the Royal Malaysian Police; Sukhum Opasniputh, a division chief under Thailand's Narcotics Control Commission; and Eiyoshi One, a Japan Coast Guard division chief in charge of international organized crime.

The trio delivered speeches on the latest drug crime trends and their countries' drug-fighting policies and achievements.

Wang Hua-fu, director of the Bureau of Investigation's narcotics control center, spoke on cross-border drug trafficking trends and Taiwan's response measures.

In addition to holding the international seminar, the MOJ will call a national meeting on narcotics hazard prevention and control Sunday to mark the traditional June 3 Opium Suppression Movement Day.

UNI

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