Taj is located next to Afghanistan and next to other drug producing areas. Have always been a strong supporter of drug control measures. Want to fight this social evil. Regionally, with the withdrawal from Afghanistan by the USA, held an international/regional meeting to discuss what will happen after this. This was attended by many countries in the region and the USA and the UNODC. Attention was devoted to regional cooperation.
Will improve legislation to better control importation. Other new laws on narcotics. NPS have been added as a new schedule. 102 tonnes have been seized. Taj does not produce drugs. They see their role as stopping trafficking. Building capacity of border guards. Many new outpost built and a traing facility. 8 tonnes of narcotics removed since this came into place. A dog handling school and training facility has been opened. Supports the UNODC regional programme. Propose extending its duration past 2018. Drug enforcement officers working with Russia and US.