Kyrgyzstan makes significant efforts to combat organized crime
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 6 / Trend , G.Dadashova /
Kyrgyz Permanent Representative to the UN Daniar Mukashev said his country had been making significant efforts to combat organized crime in all its forms, including by improving its legislative framework and reforming its law enforcement system and judiciary, the UN reported.
Mukashev stated about this at the meeting of the Third Committee of the 66th UN General Assembly on Oct.5.
In July, Kyrgyzstan adopted a law on combating organized crime. Among other reforms to the law enforcement system, the procedural powers of the prosecution bodies and the financial police were divided and enhanced. Further, the country's Drug Control Body and its Agency on Prevention of Corruption functioned independently.
The country's law enforcement bodies could now effectively combat organized crime. As a result, large numbers of members of organized criminal groups had been arrested.
At the international level, Kyrgyzstan was particularly focused on fighting organized crime by preventing human trafficking, he said.
Mukashev said Kyrgyzstan fully supported the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, as well as the role of UNODC in uniting efforts to fight organized crime.
Kyrgyzstan was also concerned about illicit drug trafficking, particularly in light of the flow of illicit drugs from Afghanistan through its territory.
The Kyrgyz government was working closely with UNODC, as well as regional organizations, to combat and address the impact of illicit drug trafficking. In that regard, it welcomed UNODC's new initiative on developing a regional program for Afghanistan and neighboring countries.