• Short Summary

    INTERPOL, THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE ORGANISATION, IS INTENSIFYING ITS EFFORTS TO COMBAT JET-AGE DRUG TRAFFIC, NOW LARGELY IN THE HANDS OF HIGHLY ORGANISED SMUGGLERS USING JET AIRCRAFT AND FAST SEAGOING VESSELS.

  • Description

    INTERPOL, THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE ORGANISATION, IS INTENSIFYING ITS EFFORTS TO COMBAT JET-AGE DRUG TRAFFIC, NOW LARGELY IN THE HANDS OF HIGHLY ORGANISED SMUGGLERS USING JET AIRCRAFT AND FAST SEAGOING VESSELS.

    AT INTERPOL'S SUBURBAN PARIS HEADQUARTERS, A WORLD-WIDE WATCH IS KEPT ON DRUG TRAFFIC. MESSAGES ABOUT SUSPECTED NARCOTICS SHIPMENTS ARE FLASHED ROUND THE WORLD ON A 42-STATION RADIO NETWORK.

    IN ORDER TO KEEP ITS OPERATIONS AS SECRET AS POSSIBLE, INTERPOL FREQUENTLY CHANGES ITS RADIO TRANSMISSION FREQUENCIES. NEW CODES ARE CONSTANTLY BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF SECRET MESSAGES.

    MORE THAN 100 FULL-TIME DETECTIVES NOW WORK AT INTERPOL'S PARIS HEADQUARTERS. THEY REGARD THE PROBLEM OF TRACING THE SUSPICIOUS MOVEMENTS OF SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT AS ONE OF THE LESSER DIFFICULTIES OF THEIR OPERATIONS.

    ONE OF THE MORE SOPHISTICATED AND BIZARRE METHODS OF NARCOTICS SMUGGLING IS BY FORCING METAL DRUG CONTAINERS INTO THE STOMACHS OF CAMELS -- AFTER A WHOLE HERD AT A TIME. WHEN THE CAMELS REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY ARE GIVEN A STRONG LAXATIVE TO RECOVER THE DRUGS CONTAINER. AND IF THIS FAILS, THEY ARE KILLED.

    TO COMBAT SUCH SMUGGLING OPERATIONS INTERPOL IN CONFRONTED WITH ALMOST INSUPERABLE PROBLEMS. AND IT IS STILL UNABLE TO TACKLE THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE DRUG MENACE.

    TO THIS END, THE RECENT 38TH ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF INTERPOL RECOMMENDED ALL WORLD GOVERNMENTS TO CONFISCATE LAND USED FOR CULTIVATING DRUGS, TO USE ARMED FORCES TO TRACK DOWN TRAFFICKERS, AND TO IMPOSE NEW AND HARSHER PENALTIES AGAINST BOTH SMUGGLERS AND GROWERS.

    A RECENT INTERPOL STATEMENT INDICATED THAT LAOS, BURMA, VIETNAM AND SOUTHERN CHINA WERE THE MAIN SOURCES OF THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL DRUG MENACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9MX80HMHR9Q5E7LD54SQ5M7V
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9MX80HMHR9Q5E7LD54SQ5M7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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