The Government of Kyrgyzstan estimates that 10,000 people in the country inject illegal drugs. Roughly 10 percent of the drug…
The city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan is reported to be the drug capital of Central Asia, according to Radio Free…
According to officials, the border between the Central Asia Countries of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is filled with illicit trading by smugglers on both sides of the border.
An official in Kyrgyzstan told local media that an estimated $90 Million worth of fruits and vegetables are smuggled from Uzbekistan and into Kyrgyzstan. In the opposite direction, goods produced in China are smuggled into Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan.
Customs officials in Uzbekistan reported seizing about $60 Million worth of contraband from smugglers in 2011.
A smuggler in Uzbekistan stated that a smuggler can make up to $300 a day on average.
Drug trafficking in Kyrgyzstan moves an estimated 20,000 kilograms of drugs within the country.