UN informed of measures taken in Uzbekistan on fight against drug trafficking

UN informed of measures taken in Uzbekistan on fight against drug trafficking

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23


In Uzbekistan, under the leadership of President Islam Karimov in order to counter the spread of drug use formed an effective system of comprehensive and adequate response to the drug threat, said Jahon news agency citing the "Guidelines for the anti-drug policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and their implementation".

The document was released at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York as an official document of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.

It notes that in 1994 established the State Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Drug Control - an inter-ministerial body responsible for developing and ensuring the implementation of state policy and strategy in the field of drug control.

In 1999 it adopted the Law "On Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances", which is an efficient and effective legal mechanism for drug control in the country.

Currently, a "comprehensive program of measures to combat drug abuse and trafficking in 2011-2015." In the framework of implemented actions to further strengthen the material-technical and human capacities of law enforcement agencies, the modernization and development.

System Drug Service, enhancing international cooperation in combating drug trafficking, conducting targeted prevention of drug addiction.

"Through the efforts of law enforcement agencies only in 2014 revealed 6698 facts of drug-related crimes. Spend a complex two-stage large-scale operation "Black Poppy-2014" to detect and prevent the illicit cultivation of narcotic plants, as well as the prevention of offenses related to drug trafficking. Based on its results in 2900 revealed drug-related crimes and seized 852 kg narcotic drugs," stated in the material.

Special attention is paid to the work carried out in our country to improve the information-analytical and technical capacities of law enforcement agencies in the fight against drug trafficking.

In particular, it is emphasized that in order to improve the mechanism for the exchange of information and the organization of its central processing, developed a unified format data bank.

In order to improve detection of drug smuggling across the state border measures have been taken to strengthen the technical capacity of the competent authorities of Uzbekistan. Checkpoints across republic equipped with modern technical control.

The document informs that due to the measures implemented in the country there is a positive dynamics of key epidemiological indicators in the development of the drug situation. Thus, in 2014 compared with 2013 year, it decreased the average national rate of primary drug addiction, reduced the number of drug addicts who are on dispensary, reduced the number of drug addicts, who inject drugs.

As you know, the importance of the fight against drug addiction have preventive measures. In this regard, information material stated that the population held meetings and workshops aimed at strengthening the vigilance of a healthy lifestyle, participants broadly explains the tragic consequences of "white death". In 2014, in secondary schools, higher and secondary special educational institutions held meetings to prevent drug abuse among youth. Specialists of drug treatment clinics and operating officers of the Anti-narcotics based on real-life example encourages young people to be vigilant.

It is emphasized that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to the implementation of commitments to the international community to combat illicit drug trafficking. Proof of this is held annually in Tashkent campaign to destroy a large consignment of drugs seized in the fight against drug trafficking.

It is reported that at the end of June 2015 at a factory Sergeli district of the capital was burned 1.4 tons of drugs. It was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations accredited in the country.

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