Illegal plantation of opium poppy revealed in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Materials 19 June 2009 11:13 (UTC +04:00)

Illegal plantation of opium poppy, comprising 2,300 thousand plants, has been revealed in Kyrgyzstan for the first time in the past ten years, Timur Isakov, Chief of Staff of the Kyrgyz Drug Control Agency informed the news agency 24.kg.

The officers of the agency revealed the plantation Friday morning in the village of Maevka. "The poppy was cultivated by a 37-year-old citizen of Kyrgyzstan, who has been repeatedly arrested on drugs charge," Isakov said.

Initiation of a criminal case is being considered at the time.