Drug Policy

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:49
Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, speaks about the Afghan National Drug Action Plan.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:28
Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit and/or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:25
It was stressed that, 246 operations were conducted in collaboration with the Afghan partners, more than 15 tons of drugs were seized from the illicit trafficking.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 08:39
"They just didn't want to tempt that quite powerful force in Afghanistan, focusing only on the Taliban, without handling the drug mafia."
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 08:24
After the end of the meeting, Rahmani Fazli said that Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan are determined to consolidate cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:44
Given these countries’ systemic lack of training, maintenance, and standardization, dating back to the Soviet era, DoD has provided modernized CN equipment, training, and facility investments.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:37
DEA will continue to facilitate the integration of Afghanistan into the broader, regional effort to reduce heroin trafficking.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:33
According to the UN World Drug Report, Afghan opium fuels a global trade in heroin that generates over $60 billion total in profits for corrupt officials, drug traffickers, organized criminal groups, and insurgents.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:13

While State Department officials were in Tajikistan this week to discuss law enforcement and border security cooperation with the country’s Drug Control Agency, the Department’s top counternarcotics official admitted in a Congressional hearing that the Central Asian states have not always met the United States’ desired level of collaboration on this issue. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week: