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Maldives seeks CBI help to deal with narcotic smuggling

Maldives has sought the help of CBI to help tackle attempts by international drug cartels to smuggle in contraband using Indians, especially those from down south.

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2010 15:08 IST

Maldives has sought the help of CBI to help tackle attempts by international drug cartels to smuggle in contraband using Indians, especially those from down south.

A Maldivian delegation headed by Minister of Home Affairs Mohamed Shihab, Commissioner of Police Ahmed Faseeh
and Deputy Head of Strategic Development Department Yoonus Sobah visited the CBI headquarters and Central Forensic Science Laboratory on Wednesday.

The delegation then held a meeting with CBI Director Ashwani Kumar during which, sources said, the delegation
discussed it concerns on the narcotics front.

It has come to light that narcotics cartels were trying to use Indians, especially those from down south, as
human carriers to smuggle in the contraband, a source said.

The delegation has also sought the help of CBI in setting up Maldivian Police Academy besides seeking training
and consultancy in investigating corporate and white collar crimes.

Sources said the CBI offered services of its training academy at Ghaziabad to the delegation besides offering
specialised courses in the areas of concerns expressed by Maldives.