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25-06-2015, 15:42

Tajikistan destroys over 180 kg drugs


Avesta.Tj | 25.06.2015 |Tajik authorities incinerated more than 180 kg of drugs here on Thursday, a day ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The batch of drugs came from evidence in criminal cases and consisted of 31.8 kg of heroin, 99.6 kg of raw opium and 49.3 kg of cannabis, the Drug Control Agency (DCA) said.

Tajikistan is a trafficking gateway for drugs from Afghanistan. It is estimated that about 20 percent of Afghanistan's opiates travel through Tajikistan.