WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Government of Russia, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), presided over the 30th Annual International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) June 5-7.
The conference brought together high-level drug law enforcement officials from more than 100 countries throughout the world. IDEC typically focuses on issues such as global drug trafficking organizations, precursor chemical control, the nexus between drugs and terrorism, financial facilitators, demand reduction, and intelligence sharing across multi-national law enforcement agencies. Russia has been a full-fledged IDEC member since 2006.
IDEC was established in 1983 and to date, 20 countries have hosted the annual conference.