DUSHANBE, October 6, Asia-Plus - Drug situation in Tajikistan and in the Central Asian region as a whole directly depends on the situation in Afghanistan.

Rustam Nazarov, the director of Tajikistan’s Drug Control Agency (DCA), remarked this during a meeting with Alex Rodriguez, correspondent of  Chicago Tribune’s Moscow Office, in Dushanbe yesterday.  

According to the Tajik counternarcotics agency, Nazarov pointed to the necessity of the Afghanistan government and international community’s combing efforts to fight this evil.  

The Tajik drug control chief stressed that Tajikistan has become the front-lie against drug trafficking and due to efforts undertaken by the country’s government Tajikistan was and remains a reliable shield on the way of Afghan drugs to Central Asia, Russia and Europe.