Recommendations of the Meeting

The following are recommendations adopted by the 24th meeting of Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies of the Asia-Pacific Region (HONLEA):

  1. to exchange international news and to cooperate in efforts for successfully combating trafficking of narcotic drugs in conformity with the resolution of the 1998 Special Session of the UN General Assembly on drugs;

  2. to raise cooperations in view of the momentum, importance and value of HONLEA meeting as well as to cooperate in reducing the illegal cultivation and production with the approval of success achieved through cooperation in the region;

  3. to provide practical training and technical assistance so as to improve quality and skill of prevention and suppression work;

  4. to increase financial assistance for the substitution development projects of Myanmar, and to start transnational cooperations between Bangladesh, India and Myanmar;

  5. to raise the control of drug trafficking by sea and to improve the preventive skill since it is found that there has been an increase in abuse of stimulants and ecstasy even though production and abuse of opium have been decreasing in the region;

  6. to raise cooperation in preventive and suppression work and to disseminate technologies since there have been cases including trafficking of drugs being done through modern and complicated means, money laundering, making of counterfeit money and false credit-cards, and trafficking in persons;

  7. to send information in time by the countries even though the distribution of news by INTERPOL is modern and effective as well as to cooperate with the organization like UNDCP and International Customs Organizations;

  8. (h) to cooperate in legal affairs of the countries to combat trafficking of drugs, to exchange criminals and to propagate the Law on money laundering;

  9. to raise cooperation between governments in accord with the agreement contained in ASEAN and China Cooperations in Response to Dangerous Drugs, ACCORD 2015.

Note: The 25th Meeting of HONLEA will be hosted by Australia in 2001. This will be approved by the meeting of
           Commission on Narcotic Drugs to be held in 2001.