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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:46:03 -0700

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Kyrgyzstan: CIS Border Commanders Concerned Over Drug

Fri, 13 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 13 Jul 2001 - TBILISI -- Heads of border services of the CIS member-states are concerned about the increase of illegal drug circulation within the CIS. Participants in a conference of the Coordinating council of commanders of CIS border services agreed that Afghanistan remains the main supplier of illegal drugs to Central Asia and the CIS.

Kyrgyzstan: Large Batch Of Drugs Seized On Tajik-Afghan Border

Thu, 28 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 28 Jun 2001 - DUSHANBE. On Thursday, the Moscow frontier detachment controlling the Tajik-Afghan border seized a large batch of drugs. According to the press service of Russia's Federal Border Service in Tajikistan, a duty detail spotted two people who were trying to get across the border river. Noticing the border guards, the trespassers tried to escape. Following border service rules, the duty detail opened precision fire, killing one trespasser, while the other retreated to the adjacent Afghan territory. Examining the terrain, border guards discovered an inflatable boat and 2 sacks containing 22 packages of heroin. How much heroin was in the packages is yet unclear. - --- MAP posted-by: Larry Stevens

Kyrgyzstan: Colonel Sentenced To 10 Years On Drug Charges

Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 29 Jun 2001 - BISHKEK. The Military Court of Bishkek has sentenced a former officer of the Kyrgyz security services to ten years in prison on drug charges. 750 grams of heroin and a weighing scale were found in the safe of National Security Ministry's Col. M. Kurbanov in 2000. The investigators found out that the colonel acted in cooperation with a group of drug traffickers. The group was also detained.

Kyrgyzstan: Government Approves An Anti-Drugs Program

Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 29 Jun 2001 - BISHKEK - The governmental press service announced on 28 June that the government has approved a special anti-drugs program for 2001-2003. Kyrgyz authorities seized the record 5,370 kilograms of drugs last year and 4,370 drug-addicted people are officially registered in the country now. - --- MAP posted-by: Beth

Kyrgyzstan: Anti-Drugs Day Marked In Kyrgyzstan

Wed, 27 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 27 Jun 2001 - BISHKEK. Kyrgyzstan marked the International Anti-Drugs day on 26 June. The Anti-Drug State Commission and the Committee on Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy held on 26 June a news conference. It was announced at the meeting that Kyrgyz authorities seized in the first five months of 2001 about 520 kilograms of drugs including 50 kgs of heroin and115 kgs of opium. 1,700 kgs of drugs were seized in 1999 and more than 5,000 kgs in 2000. However, according to chairman of the commission Kurmanbek Kubatbekov, only five percent of the drugs going through Kyrgyzstan are seized. According to him, foreign countries and international organizations have given the commission about $3.5-million help in last seven years. - --- MAP posted-by: Larry Stevens

Kyrgyzstan: Transit Of Afghan Drugs Through Kyrgyzstan Growing -

Wed, 27 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 27 Jun 2001 - Organized criminal groups are building up the transit of Afghan drugs though Kyrgyzstan, a senior official said on Tuesday. Drug confiscation in Kyrgyzstan has grown tenfold since 1999, Kurmanbek Kubatbekov, chairman of the Kyrgyz government drug control commission, told Interfax. He said more than 520 kilograms of heroin, including 48.5 kilograms of Afghan heroin, have been confiscated in Kyrgyzstan in the first five months of 2001.

Kyrgyzstan: FM, UN Envoy Discuss Fight Against Terrorism

Tue, 05 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 05 Jun 2001 - MOSCOW. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov met with UN Undersecretary General Pino Arlacchi, who is also the executive director of the U.N. Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention, on Monday to discuss international terrorism, organised crime and drug trafficking. Russia "appreciates the U.N. coordinating role in consolidating the efforts of countries in this field", Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko told Itar-Tass.

Kyrgyzstan: Exploring Central Asia's Drug Danger

Mon, 16 Apr 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 16 Apr 2001 - Central Asia's emergence as a drug trafficking hub has helped cause a dramatic rise in narcotics use among residents of the region. The increase of drug use has, in turn, helped fuel potentially destabilizing social trends, including crime and health issues. Dr. Nina Kerimi, an expert affiliated with the World Health Organization's office for Europe, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been tracking drug-use patterns and the possible consequences in Central Asia. On April 6 she presented a paper at the 6th annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, held at Columbia University in New York. Kerimi, who has served in a variety of advisory roles at Turkmenistan's Ministry of Health, took time out during the ASN gathering to talk to EurasiaNet about drug use in Central Asia. EurasiaNet: You maintain there are some differences in the characteristics of narcotics use today compared with that during the pre-Soviet times. Can you explain these differences as they pertain to Central Asia?

Kyrgyzstan: UN Consultants on Drug Control to Visit Kyrgystan

Tue, 17 Apr 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 17 Apr 2001 - International consultant of UN projects on Drug Control Frans Kumpla and coordinator of the UN project on fighting drug trafficking in Central Asia, Mirzahid Sultanov arrives in the city of Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, Kabar agency reported. The visit will be held in the framework of the regional UN project "Preliminary promote in reducing demand to drugs; analysis of demands of Central Asian countries in solution of the issues of drug abuse, introduction with new projects in the sphere of drugs". The consultants are expected to meet with regional governor and chief doctor of "AIDS" Center in Osh, T. Mamayev. - --- MAP posted-by: Josh Sutcliffe