TURKMEN ANTI-DRUGS AGENCY BURN ILLEGAL DRUGS

TURKMEN ANTI-DRUGS AGENCY BURN ILLEGAL DRUGS. An anti-narcotics officer in Turkmenistan incinerates cauldrons of about 1,400 pounds of illegal drugs seized over the past six months on the central Asian nationís southern borders with Afghanistan and Iran. Representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions were present at the biannual event, held in the capital, Ashgabat June 27,2012. Turkmenistan and the other four Central Asian republics lie on northward flowing opium and heroin trafficking routes that originate in Afghanistan and supply markets in Europe and Russia.Photo courtesy centralnewswires

Last Updated: 2012-06-28

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