Cape Town - Hundreds of delegates from 101 countries, strongly represented at the Interpol 2nd Global Drugs and Illicit Substances Trafficking Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre with nearly 150 participants.
The delegates comprising of law enforcement officials, subject matter experts and representatives of key regional and international bodies which play a critical role in the fight against illicit drugs trafficking.
The three-day conference, under the theme “Pushing frontiers for the effective global drug enforcement”, opened by the Interpol President Kim Jong Yang who said the conference comprises of understanding the current and emerging drug threat globally while raising awareness on the role of crypto-currencies and darknet as a market place for drugs and contraband.
"The envisaged outcomes including strengthening cooperation at national, continental and international levels and to address supply reduction of illicit drugs with the aim of curbing this crime," Jong Yang said the best way out was always through, he was highlighting the global police community’s determination.
National Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla John Sitole addressed the delegates saying, “we are meeting at a time when the increase in drug use and drug trafficking continues to affect every region globally".