In Turkmenistan, near Geokdepe etrap, a large batch of drugs and psychotropic substances seized during a series of special operations by the law enforcement agencies of Turkmenistan was destroyed.
The event was attended by heads of military and law enforcement agencies, members of the government, State Security Council, public organizations, health care system, as well as honorary elders, representatives of the two houses of parliament, foreign diplomatic missions and missions, leading international organizations, including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), OSCE, as well as the media.
Before the destruction, the audience was shown the seized drugs, after which each of the participants could personally send a package of dangerous contraband into the furnace of special ovens. The drug burning procedure was supervised by law enforcement officers and authorized experts.
Drug and narcotics eradication campaigns are held twice a year in Turkmenistan, in June and December. According to TDH, the amount of drugs smuggled into the country and the number of drugs publicly destroyed has steadily declined.