OVER 184 KG OF DRUGS SEIZED IN TAJIKISTAN IN JOINT OPERATION

RIA Novosti
13:16 | 26/ 11/ 2008

DUSHANBE, November 26 (RIA Novosti) - Over 184 kg (406 lbs) of
drugs, including 95 kg (209 lbs) of heroin have been seized in
Tajikistan during a joint operation by members of a regional security
organization, a drug official said on Wednesday.

During the second stage of the Channel-2008 anti-drugs operation,
conducted by members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
(CSTO) on November 18-24, law enforcement bodies in cooperation with
the border service recovered and prevented 26 crimes, connected with
the smuggling and trade of drugs.

The operation was held on the territory of CSTO member states -
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and
Tajikistan. The operation was monitored by representatives of law
enforcement bodies from Azerbaijan, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia,
the United States and Ukraine.

The first stage of the Channel-2008 anti-drugs operation, held in
Tajikistan on September 16-22, netted more than 954 kg (2,101 lbs)
of drugs.