The Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, in cooperation with the Border Guards of the State National Security Committee of Tajikistan has implemented a two-stage international operation to interdict the drug trafficking channel from Afghanistan and seize a large consignment of narcotic drugs and ammunition.
The Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) has facilitated and coordinated this operation.
As part of the first stage of operation, on the 5th of September 2017, 10.6 kg of opium and 790 grams of hashish were seized from illicit trafficking at state border of the Republic of Tajikistan with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
During the second stage of the operation, on the 16th of September 2017, 31 kg of opium, 1 AKM rifle-7.62, 5 - shops, 132 cartridges, and 3 GP-25 grenade launchers were seized.
Currently, the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan is implementing operations and investigations and other activities as part of prosecuted criminal cases for the aforementioned cases of drug and weapons smuggling.
Taking into account the achieved results, the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan extended gratitude to CARICC for the assistance and coordination of the international operation, and noted the need to develop fruitful cooperation in countering transnational drug-related crime.