On December 2, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov attended the launch of a new complex for the destruction of narcotic and other substances. The special facility was built in One hundred kilometers north of Ashgabat. It is equipped with 3 special ovens (open and closed), ensuring the effective performance of tasks in compliance with environmental standards and safety requirements in relation to people.
The head of state personally took part in a drug-burning event in which the 122.5 kg of psychotropic drugs destroyed. Then the President held a retreat of the State Security Council.
Similar actions against the illegal distribution of drugs are organized in Turkmenistan every year on June 26The world celebrates the International Day Against Drugs and the Illicit Trade in Narcotic Drugs.