International drug summit to be held in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) -- An international summit for prosecutors and law enforcement officials to discuss global drug trafficking will be held in Waikiki later this month.

The Hawaii International Drug Trafficking Summit will bring together top drug prosecutors from Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. District attorneys from 10 U.S. jurisdictions in Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington state will also be there. Attendees also include federal and Hawaii law enforcement officials, along with county prosecutors from neighbor islands.

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro is organizing the event, planned for Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.