Ukraine, U.S. to cooperate in fight against international drug trafficking – Avakov

Ukraine, U.S. to cooperate in fight against international drug trafficking – Avakov

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Ukraine and the United States will cooperate in the fight against international drug trafficking.

This was discussed during a meeting between Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Acting Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the U. S. Department of Justice Robert W. Patterson, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.

"For us, it is very important to cooperate with foreign law enforcement agencies, in particular, in the field of countering drug trafficking. Today, criminal groups operate not only within the borders of one country. They actively use innovative technologies, digital payment platforms and virtual crypto currency. In order to collect electronic evidence, it is necessary to organize interaction between bodies, including at the international level," Avakov said.

The parties agreed on a Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Police of Ukraine and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Department of Justice.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as a component of the U. S. Department of Justice, is the federal government's greatest weapon in the fight against the illegal drug trade.

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