Delivery of precursors from Central Asia must be ceased to combat drugs trafficking from Afghanistan- expert
Almaty. February 10. KazTAG –The delivery of precursors from Central Asia must be ceased in order to combat drugs trafficking from Afghanistan, said Bulat Sultanov, director of institute of international and regional cooperation under Kazakh-German university.
"It is impossible to create heroin without precursors. Mainly the plants making heroin are located in northern Afghanistan, while precursors come from Central Asia. It is easier to suppress precursors delivery to Afghanistan, than heroin shipment to Central Asia," he said.
In his words, the annual volume of opium production in Afghanistan exceeds 6 tons.
"In the past 14 years the share of Afghanistan in heroin production has grown to 90%. 6400 tons of opium were produced in Afghanistan in 2014. 1 gram of heroin is made out of 1 kg of opium, while 1 kg of heroin costs $300 000," he said.