Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 31
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan has issued information about the main directions of anti-drug policy and its implementation in the country in 2015 as an official document of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly at the headquarters of the UN in New York, Jahon news agency at the Uzbek foreign ministry reported.
Uzbekistan continued effective work on ensuring implementation of international commitments within the framework of the legal basis of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of drug control, according to the document issued in six UN official languages.
In 2015, Uzbek law enforcement bodies concentrated efforts on the need to prevent drug trafficking, paying special attention to the overlapping of channels of receipt of drugs in trafficking both within the country and transit through its territory, as well as the sustainable elimination of organized criminal groups.
As a result of organizational and preventive measures, over the last year the law enforcement bodies of Uzbekistan revealed 6648 facts of crimes in this direction.
In order to effectively solve the tasks set for the elimination of drug trafficking, the detection and suppression of illegal cultivation of narcotic plants and the prevention of offenses related to illicit drug trafficking, the competent authorities of Uzbekistan with the participation of representatives of local authorities and the public conducted a two-stage integrated large-scale operation "Black poppy - 2015". In the course of it, 2687 drug-related crimes were revealed and 621 kilograms of drugs seized.
In order to counter new types of psychoactive substances, the country has developed preventive measures and proposals. The headquarters of the representatives of the competent authorities have been established on the basis of the National Information Analytical Center on Drug Control.
In particular, the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan "On improving the procedure of import, export and transit of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors through the territory of Uzbekistan and control over their trafficking" approved the updated list of narcotic substances, the circulation of which is prohibited in the republic. This list has also been supplemented with 80 items of new types of synthetic drugs.
The official document circulated by the UN stated that the analysis of the data demonstrates the positive development of the drug situation in Uzbekistan. The rates of primary drug addiction, the number of patients at the dispensary went down; a decline has been continued in the number of drug addicts who take drugs by injection.
In 2015, narcologists read 6947 lectures, held 2338 seminars, carried out 632 publications in the media.
In order to ensure continuity and coordinated activities of state and public organizations, conducting organizational-legal and practical measures aimed at effective prevention, detection and suppression of illicit trafficking in narcotic substances, Uzbekistan has prepared the draft of a program for 2016-2020.