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NCJ Number: 157065 Find in a Library
Title: Report on Preventing and Combating Drug Abuse and Trafficking in Cyprus
Corporate Author: Cyprus Ministry of Justice
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Cyprus Ministry of Justice
Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Sale Source: Cyprus Ministry of Justice
Engomi, Nicosia,
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English; Greek
Country: Cyprus
Annotation: The Cyprus government has implemented certain measures to prevent and combat the problems of drug abuse and drug trafficking.
Abstract: The Cyprus Ministry of Justice believes that the drug abuse problem in the country is at a low level compared to the rest of Europe. This low level is attributed to strong family ties and the existing social organization in Cyprus. The country is relatively convenient as a drug trafficking transit point, however, because of its geographic location, regular air and naval connections with many countries, advanced telecommunications system, and popularity as a holiday resort. The Cyprus Police Department's Drug Law Enforcement Unit cooperates with Interpol in the arrest and prosecution of international drug traffickers. The Cyprus government has established national policies to deal with drug trafficking, implemented measures to prevent and combat drug abuse and drug trafficking, and enacted the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law. The Cyprus government also focuses on confiscating drug trafficking proceeds and on treating drug users. International drug treaties, bilateral agreements Cyprus has with other countries, and countries with drug liaison officers in Cyprus are listed. 1 table
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Cyprus; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Drug smuggling; Drug treatment; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign laws; International agreements; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement
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