Turkmen parliament OKs bill on combating illicit drug trafficking
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 25
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The Parliament of Turkmenistan unanimiously adopted the draft law "On narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, precursors and counteracting their illicit trafficking" at its plenary session Nov.25, the Turkmen government reported.
The document defines the legal basis for the state policy in the sphere of control over the circulation of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors and establishes norms for counteracting their illegal circulation with a view to protecting the health of citizens, public security.
Turkmenistan is a party to international UN Conventions on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances, as well as a number of regional and international projects.
Turkmenistan shares border with Afghanistan, the territory of which, according to the UN, is actively used for the cultivation of narcotic drugs.