TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan formed six mobile inter-agency groups to fight drug trafficking along the border, Gazeta.uz reported.
Uzbek officials announced the formation of the groups at a Monday (June 25) ceremony in Tashkent.
The agencies involved are the Interior Ministry (MVD), State Security Service (SGB) and State Customs Committee. The roving teams will have 30 vehicles and specialised equipment to help them patrol Uzbekistan's borders.
Japan is paying for the vehicles and equipment.