181. Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

(6)     Drug Trafficking

181.     Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

States must co-operate in the suppression of the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by ships on the high seas contrary to international conventions1. A state which reasonably believes that a ship flying its flag is engaged in such illicit traffic may request the co-operation of other states to suppress it2.