"Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs"

June 26 is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, this day serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by Member States to create an international society free of drug abuse.

 The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selects themes for the International Day and launches campaigns to raise awareness about the global drug problem. Health is the ongoing theme of the world drug campaign - "Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs"

Yesterday the Uzbek National Security Service (NSS) destroyed 1,537 kg of drugs. The destroyed drugs were seized by the law-enforcement agencies during activities to fight drug trafficking and were used as material evidence in criminal cases, court rulings of which already became effective. The burnt narcotics included 198.2 kg of heroin, 760 kg of opium, 140.7 kg of hashish, 411 kg of marijuana as well as a large amount of cannabis and psychotropic medicines in the form of pills and solutions.

Drugs were burnt in Tashkent in the presence of the UN, other international organizations and media representatives.