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BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group

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    18th Aug, 2020
  • The 4th Session of the BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group was held recently.
  • This year’s session held over video conference on August 12, 2020, was chaired by Russia.
  • There were exchange of opinions concerning drug situation in BRICS states, international and regional trends of illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors.
  • Misuse of dark net and other advanced technologies for drug trafficking was one of the key focal areas of the meeting.
  • BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • It is an association of five major emerging national economies established in 2009.
  • It together represents about 42% of the world population, 23% of GDP, 30% of the territory and 18% of the global trade.
  • All five BRICS nations are G-20 members.

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