Gen. Meas Vith, secretary-general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, has asked all signatories of the Greater Mekong Subregion to proceed with the 11th Sub-region Drug Control Action Plan.

At the opening of the Online Meeting, Coordinating Officers of the Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Drug Control in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Nations in charge of drugs And the UNODC on May 27, 2020, Meas Vith said that due to the Kov-19 issue, the concerned parties have not yet implemented the Sub-Region 11 drug monitoring action plan.

"Because of the Kov-19 problem, we have not yet implemented the 11th Sub-Region Drug Control Plan under the auspices of the UNODC and ask our meeting to discuss and find a suitable solution," he said. One to implement this sub-regional action plan to respond to the current drug threat. "

In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, regional and global cooperation has weakened, leading international criminal gangs to intensify collusion with local drug criminals. More and more illegal activities are becoming increasingly difficult to implement in the UNODC sub-region plan.

Cambodia is involved with the region and the world in its efforts to prevent, take seriously and be responsible for the multi-sectoral strategy on drug control and to actively implement its nationwide anti-drug campaign throughout the year. In 2019, 9806 drug cases were seized, and 20,490 suspects seized 750k drugs of all kinds.
By: Eng Boucheng