DUSHANBE , April 10, Asia-Plus - Flow of drugs from Afghanistan will depend on the situation in the region, Mr. James Callahan, representative from the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional office for Central Asia , told journalists in Dushanbe today following a meeting on preventing drug smuggling from Afghanistan .

According to him, after transfer of the Tajik-Afghan border under jurisdiction of Tajikistan ’s border service Tajik special services have tightened fight against drugs.  

Mr. Callahan noted that may be certain difficulties had been when Russian troops had withdrawn from the Tajik-Afghan border that had resulted in activization of smuggling of drugs via the border.  

“Protection of border requires large financial expenses and we try to assist Tajikistan in this direction,” Mr. Callahan said, adding that Tajik border troops and special services need support to stem the flow of drugs from Afghanistan and on cooperation with international organizations they will make good success in fighting drug trafficking.