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Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:12:57 -0700

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Uzbekistan: Wire: Swiss Help For Uzbek Drug Addicts

Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Swiss Info, 10 Aug 2003 - Switzerland is extending a helping hand to drug addicts in Uzbekistan by sponsoring a project aimed at reducing the risk of HIV and other diseases among users. At the forefront is the Bern-based organisation, Contact Netz.



Uzbekistan: Wire: Afghan Drug Trade Seen Flourishing

Sat, 01 Dec 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Associated Press, 01 Dec 2001 - OYBEK CUSTOMS POST, Uzbekistan - Uzbek border guards stand in the freezing rain, tossing sacks of apples and other luggage from a bus as they search for smuggled Afghan heroin, the drug that has helped fund the Taliban and terror groups. The tough measure is part of regional efforts to choke off the heroin trade, but experts fear the flow will only increase as Taliban control of Afghanistan (news - web sites) collapses.



Uzbekistan: Central Asia's Other Fight

Wed, 07 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 07 Nov 2001 - Extremist Groups Also Tied to Lucrative Drug Trade TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Six men in rubber boats slid quickly across the Panj River, carrying bulky packs. The wild Afghanistan border is a porous one; hundreds of such crossings go unseen. But this one, on Oct. 12, had bad luck. A squad of Russian border guards spotted the boats and closed in.



Uzbekistan: Drug Addiction Increases In Eastern Uzbekistan

Wed, 18 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 18 Jul 2001 - TASHKENT. Drug addiction is rife in the eastern Uzbek town of Fergana, especially among teenagers. Drugs-related crimes have been registered in 36 of the 54 neighborhoods in the town. Over the past five years, the number of people selling and taking heroin and marijuana increased eight-or tenfold.



Uzbekistan: Uzbek Police Crack Drug Ring

Thu, 12 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 12 Jul 2001 - TASHKENT. Police in Uzbekistan's southern Surkhandarya Region have cracked a drug ring that smuggled opium and heroin from Tajikistan into Russia via Uzbekistan. Two people in the town of Termez in the Region, which borders on Tajikistan and Afghanistan, used to supply associates in the capital, Tashkent, with large amounts of opium and occasionally heroin, which were then smuggled into Russia, since May 1999.



Uzbekistan: Uzbek Police Put End to Activity of Drug Smuggling

Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 29 Jun 2001 - TASHKENT - A group of drug smugglers has been exposed in Uzbekistan. The narcotics were being shipped to Russia. Shuhrat Gafurov, a resident of Samarkand, has been detained for smuggling 500 gramsof heroin, sources in the public relations bureau of the Uzbek security service have told Interfax. Criminal proceedings have been instituted. The police have exposed the whole mechanism of the group, made up of nationals of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Danotar Pishmanov from Karakalpakstan, an autonomous district of Uzbekistan, led the group. The drugs were supplied from Tajikistan. Gafurov shipped the drugs to his accomplices in Karakalpakstan, from where they were smuggled directly to Russia or transported to Russia via Turkmenistan.



Uzbekistan: Drugs Addicts Double In Uzbekistan Amid

Wed, 27 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 27 Jun 2001 - TASHKENT. The number of drug addicts in former Soviet Uzbekistan has nearly doubled over the past year amid an increase in heroin smuggling from Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Some 26,000 drug addicts are registered in this Central Asian state today compared to 14,000 last year, said Kamol Dusmetov, deputy head of Uzbekistan's national center for drug control.



Uzbekistan: Inflow Of Hard Drugs From Afghanistan Is Increasing

Mon, 25 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 25 Jun 2001 - TASHKENT. The inflow of hard drugs, mainly of heroin, opium and hashish, from Afghanistan is increasing, deputy head of the Uzbek Interior Ministry's department for fighting drug trafficking and the illegal circulation of drugs, Sergey Kopenkin told in his interview with Uzbek Television. At that, the Central Asian region is becoming one of the world's main transit territories for hard drugs, he noted, adding that of the six known drugs trafficking channels, four are in the Central Asian region. In response to the question concerning extirpation of part of drug crops in Afghanistan, Sergey Kopenkin said this information is partly true. He considers in attempt to be recognised by the international community, the Taliban has taken a number of measures against the production of illegal drugs, in particular, they have destroyed part of such crops and some of drug production facilities. At the same time, Sergey Kopenkin noted that practical results show that drug trafficking is increasing, not decreasing. The expert supposed an increase in the production of hard drugs such as opium and heroin over the past few years enabled the Taliban to take appropriate measures in this regard. - --- MAP posted-by: Terry Liittschwager



Uzbekistan: U.S. Embassy Holds Drug-Detection Seminar For Uzbek

Fri, 15 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 15 Jun 2001 - TASHKENT.During a ceremony today, crtificates were presented to the participants in a two-week seminar on ways to detect smuggled drugs, representatives from [Uzbek] border guard and customs services. The US embassy in Uzbekistan and experts from the US Customs Service have helped conduct the seminar. The trainees, Uzbek border guards and customs officers, attended course on drug routes, illegal circulation of narcotics, detecting various kinds of substances, methods of detecting drug couriers and on many other issues.