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Kuwait considers joining drug trafficking elimination accord




(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti official said Monday his country was considering joining an international agreement to eliminate drug trafficking, commending UN Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) programs that help custom officials in Kuwait combat drug trafficking.

Adnan Al-Qedheebi, Deputy Director General of Customs department for land and maritime borders, said the UN has programs that could develop anti-narcotics system in Kuwait.

He made the statement following a meeting with Hatem Ali, UNODC's regional chief.

Al-Qedheebi said Kuwait's custom department was studying an agreement that would eliminate drug trafficking, before signing it.

Osama Al-Roumi, customs department deputy director general for inspection, said Ali briefed them on the UNODC's programs against drugs and crime.

Ali said they discussed Kuwait's joining of an international program to monitor containers.

This program, he added, aimed at improving national capabilities for inspection of containers. (end) km.bs

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Kuwait considers joining drug trafficking elimination accord

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