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Exchange of information on drugs

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Exchange of information on drugs

1) OBJECTIVE

To strengthen cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.

2) ACT

Joint Action 96/699/JHA of 29 November 1996, adopted by the Council on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union, concerning the exchange of information on the chemical profiling of drugs to facilitate improved cooperation between Member States in combating drug trafficking

[Official Journal L 322 of 12.12.1996].

3) SUMMARY

This Joint Action is intended to establish a more cohesive mechanism for the transmission and dissemination of the results of drug profiling in Member States. It envisages the exchange of information relating to the chemical profiling of cocaine, heroin, LSD, amphetamines and their ecstasy-type derivatives MDA, MDMA and MDEA, and such other drugs or psychotropic substances as Member States see fit.

The Europol Drugs Unit is designated as the authority to which information from Member States concerning chemical profiling is to be transmitted.

The Europol Drugs Unit will transmit to all Member States the information supplied under 1.

Act

Dateof entry into force

Deadline for implementation in the Member States

Joint action 96/699/JHA

12.12.1996

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4) implementing measures

5) follow-up work

Last updated: 07.10.2005

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