On March 1, in Almaty, the results of the international anti-drug operation of the CSTO “Channel” - “Channel Center” will take place


On March 1, 2019, at the site of the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (Abay Avenue, 52) at 11.30 local time, the next stage of the international anti-drug operation “Channel” - Channel Center.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, representatives of observer states and international organizations.

The operation is aimed at identifying illicit trafficking in synthetic drugs and new types of psychoactive substances, as well as blocking routes for the illicit transportation of drugs in regions directly adjacent to Afghanistan. Taking into account the effectiveness of annual coordinated events, it has been given the status of a permanent regional anti-drug operation (CSTO).

As part of the previous stage of the international special anti-drug operation "Channel" - "Red Barkhan", the main activities of which took place from 10 to 14 September 2018 in the territory of Kazakhstan more than 11 tons of 132 kg of drugs were seized from illegal circulation, including 6 tons of 533 kg of opium and 88 kg of heroin.

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