DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, March 3 (UPI) -- The Tajikistan Drug Control Agency is being praised for its release Tuesday of a report on efforts to combat the illicit trafficking of narcotics.
Gen. Rustam Nazarov, head of the Tajik Drug Control Agency, released the report Tuesday detailing the ongoing campaign targeting transnational criminal groups trafficking drugs in Central Asia and the cooperation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Tajikistan office, Ambassador Vladimir Pryakhin, praised the report and called Tajikistan's efforts to target illicit drug-trafficking networks in Central Asia critical for the region, the OSCE reported.
"The OSCE office in Tajikistan has repeatedly emphasized the importance of cooperation to combat the security challenges posed by the illegal drug trade," Pryakhin said in a statement.
"We must make every effort in activities aimed at enhancing cooperation and intelligence-sharing in fighting illicit drug trafficking."