Ndctt The National Drug Council was established by Cabinet in July 2000. Its primary role is to provide a forum for stakeholders to meet and exchange information on all drug related initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago.

The composition of the National Drug Council reflects agencies that are involved in demand reduction, supply control, security issues, enforcement and financial monitoring. Locally, the National Drug Council is mandated to monitor, evaluate and co-ordinate the implementation of the National Drug Master Plan 2001 - 2004. This Plan addresses areas such as the protection of territorial borders from entry and exit of illegal drugs and the promotion of a co-ordinated approach towards drug interdiction.

Operating as usual

The total number of females convicted for the possession of narcotics exceeded that of convictions for the trafficking o...
22/12/2020

The total number of females convicted for the possession of narcotics exceeded that of convictions for the trafficking of narcotics and narcotic related offences. The total number of females convicted for the possession of narcotics over the period 2015 to 2019 was 44. Of these, 68% were convicted for the possession of ma*****na.

This week's Newsletter highlights the Number of Females Convicted for Narcotic Offences in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

The total number of males convicted for the possession of narcotics exceeded that of convictions for the trafficking of ...
14/12/2020

The total number of males convicted for the possession of narcotics exceeded that of convictions for the trafficking of narcotics and narcotic related offences. The total number of males convicted for the possession of narcotics over the period 2015 to 2019 was 3370. Of these, 63% were convicted for the possession of ma*****na.

This week's Newsletter highlights the Number of Males Convicted for Narcotic Offences in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

Similar to the number of arrests recorded for males, the possession of ma*****na accounted for the largest number of fem...
07/12/2020

Similar to the number of arrests recorded for males, the possession of ma*****na accounted for the largest number of females arrested for narcotic related offences in 2019. The ratio of males to females arrested for the possession of ma*****na in 2019 was 17:1.

This week's Newsletter highlights the number of Females arrested for Narcotic Offences in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

According to a 2014 United Nations Policy Brief, there are gender dimensions to the global drug problem, with males bein...
07/12/2020

According to a 2014 United Nations Policy Brief, there are gender dimensions to the global drug problem, with males being the majority of those using and/or trafficking drugs. The prevalence of males in drugs and drug-related crime is reflected locally when one examines the trends in drug arrests.

This week's Newsletter highlights the number of Males arrested for Narcotic Offences in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

Good Day today is week three in our seven week series of newsletters. we hope this week's information is informative. Th...
23/11/2020

Good Day today is week three in our seven week series of newsletters. we hope this week's information is informative.

The nexus between fi****ms and illicit drugs is well recognized both locally and abroad, and is of significant concern to policy makers, law enforcement and those who work within the drug-control field. Drugs and fi****ms are linked in many discernible ways.

This week's Newsletter highlights the number of fi****ms and ammunition seized with drugs in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

Hey Everyone this week we continue with our posting of the newsletters. One of the key strategies used for conducting er...
17/11/2020

Hey Everyone this week we continue with our posting of the newsletters.

One of the key strategies used for conducting eradication exercises in Trinidad and Tobago is inter-agency collaboration and intelligence sharing. This week's Newsletter highlights the eradication exercises conducted by the TTPS in 2019.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

A snapshot of Trinidad and Tobago’s Narcotic Seizure in 2019 as reported in the Drug Information Network-Trinidad and To...
09/11/2020

A snapshot of Trinidad and Tobago’s Narcotic Seizure in 2019 as reported in the Drug Information Network-Trinidad and Tobago Annual Report (DIN-TT) 2019.

The National Drug Council has embarked on the creation and dissemination of a series of Newsletters highlighting the work of some of the stakeholders of the DIN-TT. We intend to publish one Newsletter a week; follow us as we share these highlights with you.

This week’s newsletter highlights Trinidad and Tobago’s Law Enforcement Agencies continued efforts to enforce the legislative framework for drug control in the Country. The TTPS is a key stakeholder in the national drug supply reduction effort and it is charged with the detection and disruption of drug trafficking networks.

View the full DIN-TT 2019 Annual Report on the National Drug Council’s website at http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt/ndc/Research/DIN-TT

Ministry of Health - Trinidad and Tobago
08/09/2020

Ministry of Health - Trinidad and Tobago

The National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme invites you to join them for a workshop series on Youth and Substance Abuse.

The first installment which starts on Tuesday 8th September, 2020 from 6 to 7pm.
Check it out live on YouTube at this link: https://buff.ly/2ZfZ004

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
26/06/2020

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The World Drug Report 2020 is out now!
Get insights on the:
 - Effects of COVID-19 on drug markets
 - Trends in supply chains and drug use
 - Changes in trafficking routes and production practices
 - Reasons why disadvantaged groups face more harm from legal and illicit drug markets
And much more…
#FactsForSolidarity, #WDR2020
📙 wdr.unodc.org
📰 https://bit.ly/2YuqrU6

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
26/06/2020

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Today, UNODC Executive Director Ms Waly launched the 2020 World Drug Report, presenting information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States. Find the report here: https://bit.ly/2ZcCMLC
#FactsForSolidarity #WDR

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
26/06/2020

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking! "Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion" said UNODC Executive Director Ms Waly.
🔎 full statement: bit.ly/2Yu6Zqm.
Spread #FactsForSolidarity for a better knowledge and better care
#WDD

26/06/2020
UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

🆕 UNODC in 6⃣0⃣ secs 🎥 is out! 🚨This week incl⬇️
🔹UNODC Executive Director @GhadaFathiWaly launched the 2020 World Drug Report in Vienna
🔹World Drug Day 2020 "Better Knowledge for Better Care”
🔹UNODC helps Malawi in its efforts to combat human trafficking

Happy International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. This year's theme is "Better knowledge for Better care...
26/06/2020

Happy International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. This year's theme is "Better knowledge for Better care" #factsforsolidarity

Message from the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. in recognition of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking- June 26, 2020

The Ministry of National Security joins with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in recognizing International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking today, Friday June 26th, 2020.

"Better Knowledge for Better Care” is this year’s theme and the UNODC notes that this is necessary as the drug problem, “has been 'plagued' by misinformation of many kinds”. Naturally, this poses a serious challenge to any fight against the use and mis-use of drugs as well as illicit trafficking.

The opening sentence of the Vision 2030 document of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago “There are times in the development path of a country when extraordinary challenges demand an equally compelling response” is in alignment with the theme, as it signals the Government’s intent to manage the country’s development and to seek information to ensure that the appropriate responses are delivered.

There is the international recognition that substance use and drug trafficking are intertwined with social, economic and environmental challenges, which can only be addressed through collective responsibility. To address this Trinidad and Tobago has aligned its policies and programmes to international and hemispheric conventions and agreements and developed a robust system for management of drug control that is both multi-dimensional and multi-sectorial.

These systems have remained resolute even as the pandemic of the Corona virus has impacted our everyday lives, the agencies in the Ministry of National Security continue to fulfil their specific roles and responsibilities in the management of our borders, ensuring that the appropriate drug testing is being undertaken at the level of the Forensic Science Centre, eradication of ma*****na, as well as seizures of various drugs.

During the first five (5) months of 2020 the following activities were undertaken:
• The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) recorded:
o The seizure of five hundred and forty six (546) Kilograms of Ma*****na,
o One hundred and seventeen (117) kilograms of co***ne.
o Forty seven (47) eradication exercises resulting in the destruction of:
 Five thousand three hundred and ninety eight (5398) fully grown trees and
 One hundred and five thousand, and ninety two (105,092) seedlings.
Another area of urgent attention is the presence of ecstasy and other amphetamine type substances in our country.
 Over fifteen hundred (1500) ecstasy tablets have been confiscated.

The Forensic Science Centre, the National Drug Council and the Integrated Threat Assessment Centre of the Office of the Prime Minister must be commended, as they have been at the forefront of managing the testing and data collection on this matter. They work collaboratively with a number of agencies across government ministries on the maintenance of the Early Warning System. Due to the information from this system, government amended the Dangerous Drugs Act late last year, and for the first time one person has been brought before the courts for the importation of over eleven hundred pieces of ecstasy.
The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, through the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard conducted:

One thousand three hundred and sixty (1360) patrols which yielded:
o The seizure of one hundred and sixteen (116) kilograms of Ma*****na,
o Five hundred and sixty five (565) Kilos of co***ne,
o Identification of two hundred and fifty six (256) illegal immigrants.

To further curb the illicit trafficking of drugs other measures include tighter control of money laundering, as well as increased management of those chemicals which can be directed to the manufacture of some illegal drugs.

Trinidad and Tobago has maintained strong relationships with key international organizations, and member states which have significantly enhanced our capacity to deliver relevant drug control policies and programmes, while also acquiring appropriate equipment, training and technology. These organizations include, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Cooperation Programme on Drugs Phase II, funded by the European Union. Our partner countries include but are not limited to, the United States of America, The United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia and The Federal Republic of Germany.
Trinidad and Tobago has the lead role for security in the quasi Cabinet of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and support is provided to the CARICOM Secretariat, as it manages all security matters through the Council of Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE); its Supply and Demand Reduction units; the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, (IMPACS), and the Regional Security System (RSS).

The Ministry of National Security, and its partner agencies in government and Civil Society, remain resolute in treating with the issues of substance use and drug trafficking through a coordinated and comprehensive approach.

Every day we see the negative and destructive, effects of drug use and trafficking on individuals, families, and communities. Our citizenry, especially our youth, is at risk. We therefore join the international community in recognition of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 and reaffirm our commitment and resources to ensuring the most effective and efficient responses in all areas of drug control.

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22/06/2020

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On the Promenade with the National Crime Prevention Programme
06/03/2020

On the Promenade with the National Crime Prevention Programme

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago
28/01/2020

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago

The Ministry of National Security in collaboration with the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago and OAS-CICAD hosted the opening ceremony for the Case and Care Management Training Curriculum.

The ceremony took place at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel on Monday January 27, 2020.

In attendance were The Honourable The Chief Justice of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Justice Ivor Archie, ORTT, who delivered the feature address at the reception.

Also in attendance were His Excellency Joseph N. Mondello, Ambassador of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security, Mr. Vel Lewis.

Trinidad and Tobago has been selected as the pilot country for this innovative initiative which has been developed by the Interamerican Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States with the support of The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the State Department of the Government of the United States of America.

This programme has the potential to offer increased opportunities to our citizens, and in particular those with substance use disorders, and those in conflict with the law, through a comprehensive approach to case and care management, which will help prepare persons for sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration.

Join us tomorrow, Thursday 9th January, 2020 for the first pop up race for 2020 at the Queen's Park Savannah opposite TG...
08/01/2020
Ndctt

Join us tomorrow, Thursday 9th January, 2020 for the first pop up race for 2020 at the Queen's Park Savannah opposite TGIF at 5:30 pm. You can register on site. Cash only.

We've teamed up with Bafa Sports for this year's race. For the first time Rebirth House in collaboration with the Planning Committee for International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking present our Virtual 5K. Gather your crew and follow the link below to register. https://bafasports.com/youdecide5k2019

Be in the know.
06/01/2020
What you should know about ecstasy?

Be in the know.

The Ministry of National Security’s National Drug Council (NDC) has embarked upon a drug awareness intervention to sensitise the public about the harmful effects of psychotropic drugs. Every Sunday, questions and answers about a drug will be featured in a limited series. What is ecstasy (M**A)? MD...

Here are the pics!! If you missed yesterday's pop up not a problem you can still complete the You Decide 5k virtually an...
13/12/2019

Here are the pics!! If you missed yesterday's pop up not a problem you can still complete the You Decide 5k virtually and collect your medal and tshirt at the locations in the link. https://bafasports.com/medalcollection/

Very unique medal here.

Released this Thursday. Runners of Trinindad and Tobago came out at the savannah (Opposite TGIF) for a 5K run hosted by the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Rebirth House Treatment Centre and the United Nations Offce on Drug and Crime (UNODC). They would like to promote the level of awareness for healthy practices, drug use and safety tips to the general public.

This virtual comes with a free "You Decide" tshirt! (while stocks last!)

www.bafasports.com to sign up

We are at the Queen's Park Savannah for our first popup race for the You Decide Virtual 5k. Remember you can still compl...
12/12/2019

We are at the Queen's Park Savannah for our first popup race for the You Decide Virtual 5k. Remember you can still complete the race virtually by signing up via this link https://bafasports.com/youdecide5k2019

We've teamed up with Bafa Sports for this year's race. For the first time Rebirth House in collaboration with the Planni...
03/12/2019
You Decide 2019 - Bafasports.com

We've teamed up with Bafa Sports for this year's race. For the first time Rebirth House in collaboration with the Planning Committee for International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking present our Virtual 5K. Gather your crew and follow the link below to register. https://bafasports.com/youdecide5k2019

Run, jog or walk 5K as we raise the level of awareness of healthy practices, drug use and safety tips to the general public.

15/11/2019
TTT Live Online

TTT Live Online

Parents be on guard! Manufacturers of these party drugs have been making them increasingly appealing to a younger crowd!

Michelle Nassir of the Forensic Science Centre, joined us this morning to display how many of these pills look and how parents can identify signs of drug use.
#NOWonTTT

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago
11/09/2019

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago

Media release

Minister of National Security expresses concern about reports on the “zesser pill”.

news.gov.tt

Ndctt at the Carifesta XIV at the BP Mayaro Resources Center
22/08/2019

Ndctt at the Carifesta XIV at the BP Mayaro Resources Center

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago
27/07/2019

Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago

Participants of the Adolescent Drug Intervention Workshop received their certificates today for successfully completing the five day workshop.

The Adolescent Drug Intervention Workshop took place at the Mt Irvine Bay Resort, Tobago and began on Monday 22nd July, 2019 and ran for five days.

The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the capabilities of persons who work with adolescents and youth in Tobago, so that they can better understand and respond to those who are using and or addicted to substances.

The Ministry of National Security congratulates all workshop participants.

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