Tajikistan: A Transit Hub of Drugs Smuggling

5 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last revised: 1 Jul 2010

Date Written: January 17, 2010

Abstract

Over a long time, Tajikistan remains as a transit hub for Afghan drugs to the markets in the different parts of Asia and Europe. Till today, after more than one and half decades of independence, 1344 long porous Tajik-Afghan border is the easiest border to cross for the drug smugglers. Specific geographical location and social condition of Tajikistan in general and its insecure border with Afghanistan in particular make it more vulnerable to become transit route for Afghan drugs. Magnitudes of threats posed by drugs trafficking to the Tajik society and outside world are immense. To curtail the destabilizing effects of uncontrolled flow of narcotics through the Tajik-Afghan border, active multilateral effort should be made as drugs trafficking in Tajikistan is very much related to the global security.

Keywords: tajikistan, afghanistan, china, europe, russia, asia, usa

Suggested Citation

Mohanty, Girija Prasad, Tajikistan: A Transit Hub of Drugs Smuggling (January 17, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1537782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1537782

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