The Narcotics Bureau (NB) of the Hong Kong Police Force and the INTERPOL’s drug unit conducted an online sharing session on February 15 to enhance officers’ knowledge and understanding of the global drug trend during the pandemic. The sharing session was coordinated by Superintendent Cheung Ting-fung, who is on secondment to the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France.
The INTERPOL’s drug unit assists national, regional and international law enforcement bodies in countering the illicit production, trafficking and abuse of drugs through global operations, criminal intelligence analysis and comprehensive training.
During the sharing session, INTERPOL officers shared their duties and expertise in tackling drugs, as well as how the pandemic affected global drug trafficking activities, including the geographical change of manufacturing sites, the means of drug smuggling, etc. They also highlighted areas where NB and INTERPOL could cooperate in tackling the global drug situation. NB Officers also shared their observations about the impacts of the pandemic on drug trafficking in Hong Kong, especially the new patterns observed in recent record-breaking drug seizure cases.