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$65bln Worth Afghan Heroin Passes Through Kyrgyzstan Annually: Zelichenko

$65bln Worth Afghan Heroin Passes Through Kyrgyzstan Annually: Zelichenko

BISHKEK – “Afghan heroin amounting to $65 billion passes through our republic annually,” CADAP (Central Asia Drug Action Programme) National Coordinator Alexander Zelichenko told today at public hearing of the Concept of the State Anti-Drug Strategy of Kyrgyzstan project.

According to him, our fields are full of cannabis. But its population has decreased over time, and now there are many who specially raise it. It’s a very terrible fact.

The expert noted customs control at our borders should be toughened. Our citizens are crossing our borders without any problems, but the same citizens are arrested in Kazakhstan for drugs, for instance. And it has something to do with corruption. Such factors hamper Kyrgyzstan’s economic growth,” he said. (Agencies)