From 3 to 5 December 2013, an INCB mission visited the Republic of Panama. The mission was led by Mr. Werner Sipp, member of the Board, accompanied by Mr. Imrich Betko, Drug Control Officer of the INCB Secretariat. The objective of the mission was to review the drug control situation in Panama and the Government's compliance with the three international drug control conventions to which Panama is a party. The last mission to the country was in 2003.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions. It was established in 1968 in accordance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961. It had predecessors under the former drug control treaties as far back as the time of the League of Nations.