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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

10-14

United Nations commemorates the World Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June every year. In this framework Mongolian Customs General Administration took measures to raise public awareness on the negative impact of narcotics, and arranged workshop related to increasing the capability of officials of Border Control Authorities. This workshop was organized in Ulaanbaatar, Buyant-Ukhaa, Dornod, Selenge, Zamiin- Uud, Gashuunsukhait, Shireekhuren, Bichigt, Khuvsgul, Orkhon, Darkhan and other Customs. Additionally, National Police Agency participated this workshop.

Customs at Buyant-Ukhaa Chingis Khaan International Airport, National Police Agency and Anti-Drug Unit of National Police Agency organized the “Open Door” campaign event at the passenger terminal. People were informed about negative impacts and how they can be prevented.

During these event information materials including informative brochures and video messages were presented to the participants and demonstrations of certain customs control equipment was displayed.

During the last two years, 4 people were investigated for smuggling drugs and 2 people were convicted.