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MEDIA ON THE DRUG SITUATION IN 2014
Annual review of materials in the Internet devoted to the issues of substance abuse and responses in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Drug policy

Nazarbayev is concerned about the spread of drug addiction and alcoholism in Kazakhstan

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed concern at the growing number of drug addicts and alcoholics in the country, reports BNews.kz. "We can not disturb the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse among the population and the number of HIV infected. Often, even in affluent families, children, adolescents are influenced by dubious pseudoreligious organizations. This is all due time. Therefore, system measures are in a high demand by the state and society, "- said the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, speaking at the ceremony of awarding the winners of the national contest "Mereylі otbasy".

MIA RK considers it is necessary to treat drug addicts and alcoholics separately

"Regarding to the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, it is ineffective and have not been almost developed. In the same drug treatment facilities, which have 30 in the state, now being treated patients with drug addiction and alcoholism, "- said K.Kasymov. According to him, there is a need to create special centers of medical and social rehabilitation of drug addicts only.

MOH risen on protection of NGOs promoting healthy lifestyles

The Ministry of Health has responded to criticism of Deputies regarding the effectiveness of non-governmental organizations involved in the promotion of healthy lifestyles, which allocated budget money, reports Tengrinews.kz. "The work of NGOs began to gain its momentum only with the implementation of the State Program" Salamatty Kazakhstan. "This work is the fourth year and today is only the formation of the indicated direction, "- such a response was received from the Ministry of Health at the request of the deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament - Nadezhda Petukhova, who in January raised the issue of effective and efficient use of budget funds allocated to promote healthy lifestyles by NGOs.

In the ministries of Kazakhstan established new committees

In the ministries of Kazakhstan established new committees. The corresponding government decree "On the departments of the central executive bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan" signed by Prime Minister Karim Massimov August 14, 2014. The same government decree abolished 14 committees: Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, Ministry of Justice; Committee on execution of judicial acts of the Ministry of Justice; Registration Service Committee and legal assistance of the Ministry of Justice; Committee of Commerce, Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning; Committee for Culture and Arts of the Ministry of Culture; Committee on Fire Service Emergency; Committee for State Control and Industrial Safety Ministry of Emergency Situations; Committee on Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Science; Committee for Enterprise Development Ministry of Regional Development; Committee for Foreign Policy Analysis and Forecasting Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Committee to Combat Drug Trafficking and Drug Control Ministry of Interior; Committee of criminal police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; Ministry of Internal Affairs investigative committee and the committee of the tourism industry of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies.

Drug use

The number of addicts in Almaty for the last year has decreased in numbers on a quarter

"Basically, we have abusers of alcohol on register. For drug addiction is prevalenting dependence on heroin that is 99%. The so-called polydrug takes place, when one use alcohol with sleeping pills and heroin, etc. Psychostimulants such as cocaine, amphetamine are rare. Also recently, very often reveals the use of smoking mixtures such as legalka (spice), JWH », - noted D.Kairbekova.

Be careful! Spice and smoking blends cause instant addiction

In Kazakhstan, five grams cost about four thousand tenge. This single dose lack up to three times. It all depends how much people depend. If he is just starting use, this dose is enough for 3-4 times. And if drug is used regularly, the dose will naturally increase. What else aggravate the situation? The fact that recently appeared heavier synthetic drugs - such as salt MDPV - (M) etilen (D) ioksi (P) iro (c) Aleron (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) - is a psychoactive substance with stimulant properties. Also known for some users in the US as «MTV», «MDPK», «Magic», «Super Coke" and «Peevee". MDPV is sold on the streets under different names, such as Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge plus, White Lightning, Skarface, Harricane Charlie, Red Dove, White Dove, PV1 (a series of specially designed pirovalerone including MDPV).

Cheap and terrible drug is spreading rapidly among young people

According to doctors, now in Aktobe already 90% of all drug users switched to the "crocodile". "Crocodile addiction" scares Aktobe narcologists! Doctors barely have time to take a particular patient in a hospital. They say cheap potion literally captured the city! Creepy drug is spreading rapidly among young people, although everyone knows: these addicts do not live long (reported by television channel CTC).

Facts of drugs use among prisoners detected in Almaty

Inspection carried out by prosecutor's office in Almaty, found evidence of drugs use among persons in correctional institutions of the city, as the press service of the city prosecutor's office reported. "August 16, 2014 at the initiative of the prosecutor's office in Almaty institutions LA-155/1 (SR-1), LA-155/18 (SR-18) Duisi in Almaty and Almaty region were inspected with the assistance of a specialist psychiatrist from Narcological center of Almaty on the facts of the penetration of drugs, and also use their investigative arrested and convicted persons"- said in a statement. As informed by the Office, the test was carried out in different positions and in different cells. Persons who have passed the test, mainly arrested under the Criminal Code, not drug-related.

Consequences

A resident of Akmola region in secret from his mother made their apartment as drugs dens

Den existed from June to October 2014, the press service of DIA Akmola region. Having a criminal record Stepnogorsk resident who has a manufacturer extraction of opium artisanal way for his own use and sale. Men is also often rented his apartment for addicts, and as payment for housing sometimes took drugs. Law enforcement officers conducted a complex search operations based on "operative purchase of" narcotic substance. As a result drug seller was arrested and found in his apartment and seized food poppy, drugs, solvents and items used in the manufacture of the drug.

Drug addict found dead in the stairwell

Terrible discovery found the tenants in the Esenberlin street №38 in Astana. A man born in 1983, was found dead in the apartment building between the second and third floors, reports Astinfo.kz. Coming closer, residents saw that from his pocket a syringe was sticking. Neighbors immediately called an ambulance and the police arrived at the scene but doctors could only ascertain death. It is known that 31-year-old man used drugs. Possible cause of death - an overdose.

Sect operated under the guise of a rehabilitation center in Kazakhstan

Police identified unregistered religious organizations in the Pavlodar region, which operated under the guise of a rehabilitation center for drug addicts and alcoholics in the village Sychevka, according to news agency Novosti-Kazakhstan referring to the IAD of Pavlodar region. "A religious association was veiled under the secular. As established research center for analysis and development of inter-confessional relations in the management of religious affairs of Pavlodar region, the association is destructive and harmful to the physical and mental health of children and persons on "rehabilitation", - said in a statement.

Drug abuse and domestic violence are inseparable

Recently Aktobe police detained a drug addict, in his jacket pocket they has discovered heroin. Arrest was most pleased at his own wife - a frequent guest inspectors to protect women from violence. This woman - a typical victim of domestic violence, told me that her husband was not working regularly pricked under the influence of drugs grabs the knife - shared with the "Caravan," the spokesperson Ardager UAYDIN from Region Police. - Living in constant fear, she came to us to pour out the soul, but to write a statement on her husband adamantly refused. We provided her only with psychological help.

Treatment and prevention

Deputies demand ban the use of methadone to treat drug addicts in Kazakhstan

Strongest synthetic drug methadone superior to the effects of heroin, and imported to Kazakhstan for treatment of drug-dependent patients should add to the list №1 prohibited for use for medical purposes. About this deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Meruert Kazbekova told in her deputy's request addressed to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov, reported BNews.kz.

Schoolchildren told how to identify whether the child has got an addiction

More than 800 students and adults, "armed with" objects of visual propaganda, went to mass, the busiest places: bus stops and public transports. The past campaign called "Healthy bus." Perhaps booklets and posters are not good enough for help, but when it is given by teens and they tell to adults what you should pay attention when communicating with your children for not to miss possibly emerging challenges, it is better than any high-profile appeals. And the action participants asked questions about the attitude of adults to various harmful habits.

State officials and police will be drug tested

Civil servants, students and law enforcement officers will be tested for drugs during the screening activities in Kazakhstan, said the director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of medical and social problems of drug addiction, Chief Narcologist of Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan - Altynay Eskalieva. "Some changes will be made into the orders of the Ministry of Health to conduct testing for drugs to certain categories of citizens", - said Altynay Eskalieva on Tuesday during a TV bridge Astana-Moscow to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

In Zhambyl region drug addicts are offered occupational therapy

Doctors believe that shovels, nails, handsaw allow their patients to quickly deal with their addiction. This approach is called occupational therapy. Zhambyl Drug Dispensary last year moved to the building of the former Children's Hospital. Local doctors believe that it is more suitable for the treatment of "difficult patients". Drug experts say that alcoholics and drug addicts in the area has recently become less. Drug addicts don't want to return out of the high fences and windows with bars.

Drug crime

In Akmola region guard of one company manufactured the drug

Akmola police seized more than 8 kg of marijuana and 70 grams of cannabis with 42-year-old security guard of a company, reports BNews.kz. Drug police found that the man has not only been selling drugs, but also manufacturing them. First operational procurement of about 10 kilograms of hashish was made. A few days a special operation to capture the drug dealer carried out.

More than 10 tons of drugs were seized from illegal market in Kazakhstan during six months

More than ten tons of drugs seized from illegal trafficking in Kazakhstan in the first half of 2014, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the press service of the Committee on Anti-Narcotics Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. "During this period, the Committee and its territorial divisions detected 1894 drug offenses, of which 1,139 facts were sales. From illegal market 10.3 tons of various narcotic drugs were seized, including 91.6 kilograms of heroin. Five organized drug groups were liquidated  those groups have committed 28 crimes in the area illicit drug trafficking. "- the press-service clarified.

One hundred police officers involved in the arrest of the participants "elite" drug cartel in Almaty

Officers of the Anti-Narcotics Force (DEA) of the Department of Internal Affairs of Almaty became known in the early summer about gaining popularity among the "gilded youth" top-grade marijuana - the so-called "indyuha". Later it was reported that the drug appeared in Astana. Investigation among dealers and drug addicts didn't lead to anything, no one knew anything about the new drug. For employees of DEA it was not surprising - the price of a glass of "indyuha" as it became known, was about 50-70 thousand tenge - the amount are prohibitive for ordinary drug users.

Punishment for selling synthetic drugs becomes tougher

Criminal responsibility for the spread of synthetic drugs coming in 2015, the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) RK Nurdilda Oraz said. "For the trafficking of synthetic drugs that mentioned in query of deputies of the Majilis (kristality, speed, and smoking blends / mixes regi) the new edition of the Criminal Code also provides criminal responsibility, which will be entered into force on 1 January 2015", - said writing response of MIA  to a request of KazTAG. "We believe that the establishment of measures to control trafficking analogues of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances will allow to take timely measures to combat illicit trafficking of new types of drugs, improve the drug situation in the country," - supplemented by the response. It is also stated that the ban on the distribution of chemically synthesized cannabinoids introduced in Kazakhstan in 2011.

International cooperation

More than 4 tons of drugs were seized during the operation of the CSTO "Canal-Valley"

Coordinated operation was carried out for 5 days in the territory of the CSTO member states. The activities of drug traffickers suppressed, illicit traffic of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, weapons, ammunition were subjected to seizures. The purpose of the operation is blocking channels of drug smuggling from Afghanistan and China on the territory of the CSTO member states, the suppression of the harvesting and the export of drugs from Shu Valley, etc.

Flair for drugs

The IV International competition decathlon championship for canine units of customs services of CIS member states held in Almaty from 6 to 10 October 2014. In the the competition took part representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

Astana will bring together ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS countries

September 10 this year Astana will host a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS countries. Business portal Kapital.kz reported according to the press service of the CIS Executive Committee. The interior ministers will be informed about the work on projects of State Programmes and joint measures to combat crime in 2014 - 2018 and the Programme of cooperation in the fight against illicit drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and their precursors trafficking and counteraction to drug addiction in 2014 - 2018 years. The Council of Ministers of the Interior (SMI) was established in 1996 to ensure the interoperability of the CIS countries in the fight against crime and policing. It is composed of representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Representatives of Turkmenistan participate in certain meetings of SMI.

Interpol shares experience in the fight against drug trafficking

Kazakhstan is one of the most attractive countries for the transit of drugs. In Karaganda, the regional workshop held on the exchange of international experience in the identification of drug trafficking channels. Since the beginning of the year more than 100 kilograms of illicit drugs were seized. American counterparts will do workshops with our customs and will share their experience in Afghanistan, the US and Europe. According to statistics, most of the drugs are transported in tanks in trains and cars, and even in the stomach.