Azerbaijan destroys 2.7 tons of drugs seized by judicial sentence

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    The country destroyed 2.7 tons of drugs seized by the court sentences in 2009.

    The drugs were confiscated in 350 criminal cases, Head of the working group at the State Commission for Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking Araz Aliguliyev said today.

    The country destroyed 943 kilograms of hashish, about 280 kg of heroin, more than 186 kilograms of marijuana, 68 kilograms of opium, approximately 14,000 ecstasy tablets and more than 1,200 kg of cannabis bush.

    Aliguliyev stressed that hashish, heroin and marijuana mostly used in the domestic market. He added that the law enforcement and other agencies should strengthen the fight against drug trafficking.

    June 26 is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. UN call on states to live up to their commitments, as Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, to strengthen integrity and reduce the corruption that facilitates the drug trade. Thus, this year's theme stresses, it is time to "Think Health, Not Drugs".

    Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / K.Zarbaliyeva /

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