NEWS AND EVENTS
June 26, 2015
Uzbekistan destroys 1.4 tonnes of narcotics
On 25 June 2015, law enforcement bodies of Uzbekistan destroyed over 1.4 tonnes of drugs, which were seized from illegal turnover.
The event was dedicated to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is marked on 26 June.
At the blast-furnace of one of Tashkent enterprises, some 133.3 kg of heroin, 775 kg of opium and 309 kg of marihuana, 93.32 kg of hashish, as well as large volume of poppy straws, hemp, psychotropic medicaments.
According to National information-analytical center on control over drugs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, law enforcement bodies seized 2.298 tonnes of narcotics in 2014.
About 6,698 cases related to illegal drug turnover were recorded in Uzbekistan in 2014 (7,680 cases in 2013). The release noted that 607 cases (623 in 2013) are related to drug smuggling, 1,320 cases (1,491) – illegal growing of narcotic plants and 1,709 (1,794) – other drug related crimes.
According to official data, Uzbekistan has destroyed over 54 tonnes of drugs since 1994.