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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4552

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Customs and Excise, upon notice:

(1)   From which countries did delegates come lo the Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking in Canberra between 22 and 25 November 1971 and what positions did the delegates hold in their countries.

(2)   What requests or suggestions made at the conference will require (a) international action, (b) Commonwealth action and (c) State action.

Mr Chipp - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(I)   The Delegation List for trie conference was as follows:



Mr A.T. Carmody, C.B.E.. Comptroller-General of Customs.

Mr H.Bates, M.B.E., Director, Commonwealth

Bureau of Narcotics. Mr D. Scullion, Assistant Director, Overseas

Liaison and Enforcement, Commonwealth

Bureau of Narcotics.

Hong Kong

The Honourable D. C. Luddington. Secretary for Home Affairs. Mr G. R. Dunning, Senior Superintendent of

Police, Narcotics Bureau. Mr E. I. Lee, Deputy Director, Department of

Commerce and Industry (Preventive Service).


Mr B.S. Chawla. Narcotics Commissioner. Mr B. V. Kumar. Deputy Director, Enforcement Directorate, Cabinet Secretariat, Madras.


Police Colonel T. Ibrahim Soeriaamidjaja, Director, C.I.D. Indonesia.

Police Colonel Dr R. Wahjudi, B.S., Secretary, N.C.B. Indonesia (Interpol).

The Khmer Republic Mr Chheav Kim Suon, Commissaire Principal de Police.

Mr Pan Pao, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Khmer Republic, Canberra.

Laos i Phagna Nith Singharaj, Chairman, InterMinisterial Commission for Repression of Illegal Drug Trafficking. Police Commissioner Sourthone Sundara, Chief of Bureau of Narcotics.


Superintendent Mohd Shahir Bin Abdul Majid, Police Secretary. |Ne\v Zealand

Detective Chief Inspector M. T. Churches,

Acting National Head, Criminal Investigation

Branch, New Zealand Police. Mr M. T. Leech, Assistant Comptroller of



Mr AsrarHusain, Secretary, Pakistan Narcotics Board.

Mr ZiaChowdhury, Second Secretary, Pakistan High Commission, Canberra.


Mr JollyR. Bugarin, Director, National Bureau of Investigation. Brigadier General Eduardo M. Garcia, Acting Chief of Philippine Constabulary. Mr Rolando G. Geotina, Acting Commissioner,

Bureau ' of Customs. Mr Jose F. de los Reyes, Deputy Director,

National Bureau of Investigation.


Mr J.Hanam, Director, Central Narcotics Intelligence Bureau.


Police Colonel Smith Boonlikit, Chief of Foreign Affairs Division, Central Bureau of Narcotics. Police Colonel Pramual Vanigbandhu, Superin1tendent, Crime Suppression Division, Police Department.


His Excellency Le Van Thu, Minister of Justice.

Vice Admiral Chung Tan Cang, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister.

Colonel CaoVan Khanh, Director-General of Customs.

Mr PhamKim Qui, Assistant Commander of

National Police. Mr Thai-Khac-Ngon, Chief of the National

Service of Pharmacy. Mr Le The Xuong, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam, Canberra. Mr Dang Le Sang, Private Secretary to Minister of Justice.



Mr J.Nepote, Secretary-General.

Territory of Papua and New Guinea

Mr B.J. Holloway, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Mr J.Baldwin, Inspector of Customs.

United Nations Division of Narcotics

Mr F.A. Bauman, U.N.D.P. Resident Representative, Sydney.

United Slates of America

Mr H.G. Appling, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Canberra.

Mr GeorgeM. Belk, Assistant Director for Interantional Affairs, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Mr JohnA. Lund Jr, Director, Criminal Investigation Division, Bureau of Customs, Departments of the Treasury.

Mr AlbertV. Nyren, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, United States Embassy, Canberra.

Mr WilliamT. Wanzeck, Director, Bangkok Regional Office, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

(2)   The conference agreed to submit the following resolutions to the Governments represented:

(a)   in any country in the Region, where it has not yet been done, there should be designated an office where all the relevant data on illicit drug traffic ' collected by the various law enforcement agencies in the countries concerned will be available;

(b)   the offices mentioned above co-operate normally within the framework of the I.C.P.O./Interpol machinery: the conference was advised that Interpol will make existing and future facilities available for rapid exchange of - information on illicit drug traffic;

(c)   there should be an increase in training courses for law enforcement officers engaged in the suppression of illicit drug traffic and countries should, so far as is possible, permit the attehdance of officers of other countries at these courses;

(d)   the existing organisations and procedures in each country bc re-examined and possibly adjusted to make national, international and particularly regional co-operation in the prevention/control of illicit drug traffic more effective;

(e)   when official visits of officers to other countries are necessary every possible assistance and co-operation should be given by the country concerned;

(f)   they should take note of the support and assistance made available by the appropriate agencies of the United Nations and other countries by way of technical assistance, facilities and training;

(g)   arrangements should be made for further regional meetings of officials at regular intervals.

The conference also suggested that there should be a meeting of Ministers to provide further impetus to regional co-operation in the suppression of illicit drug trafficking.

International action is required in respect of resolutions (c)-(g) and the suggestion regarding a meeting of Ministers.

Commonwealth and State action ls required in respect of resolutions (d) and (e).

Action is nol required in respect of resolutions (a) and (b) as such an office already exists in Australia and this co-operates within the framework of the Interpol Organisation.

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