St. Kitts – Nevis Hosts Narcotics and Illegal Arms Seminar

Some Of The Illegal Drugs Seized This Year

Some Of The Illegal Drugs Seized This Year

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 30, 2009 (CUOPM)

Efforts continue in St. Kitts and Nevis next week to grapple with the problem of trafficking in arms and drugs in the Caribbean.

Director of Plans, Intelligence and Law Enforcement at the RSS Headquarters in Barbados, Mr. Ian Queeley said law enforcement officers from the member states of the Regional Security System (RSS) will focus on arms, narcotics and human trafficking during a seminar at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino from November 1 to 7.

He disclosed that St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of National Security and the current Chair of the Regional Security System (RSS), Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will deliver the Feature Address at the opening ceremony on Monday morning.

Mr. Queeley said twenty-five police and customs officers will focus on cooperative solutions to combat these types of trafficking.

“The seminar will also address the health implications of narcotics and human trafficking,” said Mr. Queeley, the Assistant Commisioner of Police in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and who is on secondment to the Barbados-based RSS.

He said that the target audience for this seminar is senior Operational Commanders (Inspectors to Superintendents of Police or the equivalent in other Law Enforcement Organisations).

The one week seminar is being coordinated with the assistance of the Central Liaison Office (CLO), on behalf of the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the United States Military Liaison Office (USMLO).

Participants are expected from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


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