DUSHANBE, April 14, Asia-Plus -- In order to exchange experience and improve the coordination of interaction combating drug trafficking Tajik and Russian drug-control agencies are holding joint measures, including "checked deliveries [of drugs]".   

            A joint operation by officers from the drug-control agencies of Tajikistan and Russia under support of the customs and border services in early April led to the arrest of four members of the organized criminal group involved in drug trafficking, Tajik Drug Control Agency director Rustam Nazarov told journalists in Dushanbe on April 13.     

According to him, the ring consisted of Tajik and Russian citizens.  “For the purpose of preventing international drug trafficking and revealing persons involved in it the operation was carried out in a form of “check deliveries of drugs,” Tajik drug control chief said.

 As a result four members of this group with 20 kilograms of heroin were detained, according to him.   

“Investigation into the matter is nearing completion,” Tajik drug control kingpin said, adding that this year it was the first joint operation carried out by the drug-control agencies of the two countries.