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Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:31:49 -0700

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Tajikistan: Tajik Drug Tsar Held 'For Graft'

Fri, 06 Aug 2004 07:00:00 GMT

BBC News, 06 Aug 2004 - The Tajik general in charge of battling the drugs trade has been arrested amid claims of murder and corruption. Ghaffor Mirzoyev is being held in the capital Dushanbe while inquiries go on. He is accused of involvement in a murder, hoarding weapons including an anti-aircraft missile, and cheating the state out of a helicopter contract.



Tajikistan: Heroin Cultivation A Growing Concern In Tajikistan

Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:00:00 GMT

The Taipei Times, 10 Aug 2003 - LOST CAUSE: The US-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan caused a brief lull in drug trafficking, but heroin production has recently increased at an alarming rate Warrant Officer Amirali Niyozov and his men trekked for five hours to reach the isolated mountain spot near the Afghan border where they had been tipped a drug drop was going down.



Tajikistan: Rakhmonov Cracks Down On Drugs With Exile Warning

Wed, 21 Aug 2002 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 21 Aug 2002 - DUSHANBE: Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov stepped up his country's losing battle against drugs on Monday, threatening to exile entire villages if one resident was found participating in the country's flourishing drug trade. "From now on, even if just one resident from a border village is involved in drug trafficking, the entire village will take responsibility," Rakhmonov said, adding that all village residents "will be moved to other regions in the country."



Tajikistan: Tajikistan's Future Is Still Bleakest Of The Old

Fri, 02 Aug 2002 07:00:00 GMT

International Herald-Tribune, 02 Aug 2002 - DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The news from Tajikistan is mostly bad. At least 80 percent of the population of 7 million lives in poverty, and a third of the children are malnourished. A million Tajik men have fled to Russia to look for work, stranding their families here. Most of the heroin used in Europe passes through Tajik territory, leaving a rising number of addicts in its wake.



Tajikistan: Wire: Russian Border Guards Report Increasing Drug Flow From

Mon, 29 Jul 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Associated Press, 29 Jul 2002 - DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Russian border guards deployed to protect Tajikistan's volatile border with Afghanistan have confiscated more than a ton of drugs smuggled into the former Soviet republic this summer, officials said Monday. The Russian border guards have confiscated 568 kilograms (1,250 pounds) of drugs this month, up from 540 kilograms (1,188 pounds) in June, said border guards spokesman Col. Alexander Kondratyev.



Tajikistan: Conflict Cripples Afghanistan's Lucrative Drug Market

Fri, 30 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 30 Nov 2001 - Opium Shortage USHANBE, Tajikistan - In the muddy back alleys of Dushanbe's Green Market, the most mafia-infested bazaar of this capital city, last year's hottest selling item - opium - is suddenly in short supply.



Tajikistan: In Targeting Terrorists' Drug Money, US Puts

Tue, 02 Oct 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 02 Oct 2001 - Analysts Say Taliban's Foes -- Bush's Likely Allies -- Are Using Opium and Other Drugs for Funds as Well DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- In its assault on terrorism, the U.S. may seek to choke off profits from the Central Asian drug trade that are used to buy arms and explosives. But some important potential allies in Washington's struggle with Afghanistan are also believed to be reaping the rewards of the nation's burgeoning heroin trade.



Tajikistan: Tajiks Caught Between Drug Trade And Poverty

Tue, 28 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 28 Aug 2001 - DASHTIDZHUM He was a threadbare child of 12 when he set out from his village for the city, a small, serious boy with a big mission: to sell 1 kilogram of Afghan opium in the Tajik capital to help his parents feed his 11 brothers and sisters. But in the venal, cutthroat underworld of Dushanbe, it is easy to cheat a village boy. The dealer who promised to pay him the following week simply disappeared.



Tajikistan: Border District Victimized By Afghan Drug Trade

Sat, 14 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Times of Central Asia, 14 Jul 2001 - PRAGUE. In Tajikistan's southern Shuroabad district, the narcotics trade from neighboring Afghanistan is jeopardizing the lives of local residents. Addiction is not the problem. Instead, many Tajiks say they have become the victims of Afghan drug dealers who rob them, kidnap family members, and sometimes even resort to murder -- all in an attempt to persuade the residents to aid in the narcotics business. The problem has existed for nearly a decade, but Shuroabad Tajiks say the violence has worsened in recent months. Since May, four people have been killed, more than 20 reported kidnapped, and scores of livestock stolen. The situation has grown so bad that many residents are leaving the area. Others are asking how -- with the area's heavily publicized border control - -- Afghans are continuing to enter their villages at will.