Indonesia calls for prevention of drug smuggling through ASEAN seaports

Drug smuggling considered ‘state of emergency’. 

Marguerite Afra Sapiie

Indonesia has called for stronger regional cooperation to tackle drug trafficking through the ASEAN Seaport Interdiction Task Force (ASIFT) amid growing threats of international drug trafficking, a top minister said on Tuesday.

ASEAN member states must step up collaboration to take the initiative in intercepting drugs smuggled through international seaports in Southeast Asia, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto said during the ASEAN Summits in Vientiane, Laos.

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