Tajikistan reviews 1st-phase results of Operation Kuknor


DUSHANBE -- Tajik security officials Tuesday (September 12) in Dushanbe convened to discuss the results of the first half of the annual anti-drug Operation Kuknor (Poppy), the country's Drug Control Agency said in a statement.

From May 20 through August 31, Tajik forces seized more than 2.5 tonnes of drugs and 4,746 synthetic tablets. They incinerated more than 1.3 million bushes of wild-growing hemp.

Officials devised a programme of joint measures to fight drug addiction. It includes educational, cultural and sporting events.

Operation Kuknor ends November 30.

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