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Kazakhstan: Kazakh Special Services Discuss Drug Smuggling

Thu, 23 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 23 Aug 2001 - ALMA-ATA The EU experts on fighting against drug smuggling in Central Asian states meet in Alma-Ata with officials from law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan. CNA was informed in Alma-Ata office of the European Union that the meeting is organized for officials of special services only, which control illegal trafficking of drugs via the Alma-Ata airport. Officials from Police department of Austria and Customs Committee of Federal Republic of Germany will discuss with Kazakh colleagues issues on inter-department cooperation aimed at strengthening the control over smuggling of drugs through the airport and creation of join groups.

Kazakhstan: Master Plan For Combating Drugs

Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 29 Jun 2001 - ALMATY. At a recent press conference in Astana, dedicated to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, awful figures were made public: since 1991, the number of people registered on the books of health authorities as drug addicts under medical observation, multiplied up by more than five times and reached the number of 38 thousand, while the drug addiction went up by a factor of nineteen. The expansion of non-medical drug taking among minors and young people, and also women, arouses special alarm. Almost two thirds of drug addicts are people under 30.

Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan Marks International Anti-Drugs Day Today

Tue, 26 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 26 Jun 2001 - ASTANA. Kazakhstan officially marks International Anti-Drugs Day today. Special anti-drugs actions and demonstrations are being held in Qaraghandy and Temirtau cities of Central Kazakhstan. Chief of Anti-Drugs Committee at Kazakhstan's Justice Ministry - Serikqali Muqanov held special press conference at National Press Club in Astana today, where he said that the Kazakh laws should be more restrictive and severe towards drug-dealers. According to Mr. Muqanov, death penalty should be introduced as the capital punishment for those who sell drugs. He added that the minimal punishment for the drug-dealers should be seven years of jail. Number of drug users in Kazakhstan has increased drastically in Kazakhstan in recent several years. There are no exact number of drug users in Kazakhstani so far. Correspondents of RFE/RL report that such types of drugs as heroin and extasy are easily available and cheap in any night-club or discotheque spot of Almaty or Astana. - --- MAP posted-by: Terry Liittschwager

Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan To Toughen Punishment For Drug

Tue, 26 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 26 Jun 2001 - ASTANA - The Justice Ministry of Kazakhstan has proposed toughening the punishment for drug trafficking, Chairman of the Ministry's Committee on Drugs Serikkali Mukanov said at a press conference in Astana on Monday. He said they still had to coordinate the planned amendments to the Criminal Code with ministries and departments. After that, the bill will be submitted to the parliament.

Kazakhstan: Guerilla Attacks Raise Worries In Central Asia

Wed, 06 Sep 2000 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Sep 2000 - ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Sept. 2 - Deadly clashes between guerrillas and the armies of two former Soviet republics in Central Asia last month are deepening concerns that an effort is under way to destabilize the region. Guerrillas operating from bases in Tajikistan staged several incursions into a remote mountainous region bordering Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Unconfirmed government reports said dozens of rebels and at least 30 soldiers from the two countries had been killed in the battles.

Kazakhstan: Wire: Kazakh Major Nabbed Trying To Smuggle 18

Sat, 27 Feb 1999 08:00:00 GMT

ITAR-TASS, 27 Feb 1999 - DUSHANBE, February 26 (Itar-Tass) - A serviceman of the Kazakhstan Defence Ministry was detained at the Dushanbe airport on February 25 in an attempt to smuggle 18 kilograms of drugs, including 2.5 kg of pure heroin, Itar- Tass learnt at the Tajikistan Interior Ministry. The drugs were unearthed in a car in which Major Ermand Usinov of Kazakhstan interior troops drove to board a military plane. Usinov was on a business trip in Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan: U.N. Warns Kazakhstan Is Close To Producing Heroin

Thu, 28 May 1998 07:00:00 GMT

Russia Today, 28 May 1998 - AKMOLA -- (Reuters) Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan, already a transit route in the world drug trade, is close to producing high-quality heroin on its territory, the United Nations drug program coordinator said on Wednesday. "Kazakhstan has a huge potential to build underground laboratories to produce heroin," Alma Yesirkegenova, coordinator of the U.N. Drug Control Program, told a news conference.