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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

R. Zhakupov: About 90 new drugs will be added to the register of controlled substances in Kazakhstan

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In Kazakhstan, 88 new synthetic drugs will be added to the list of controlled substances. This was reported by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Zhakupov at the second international seminar on the fight against psychoactive substances.

According to him, in recent years Kazakhstan and a number of other states have faced a new problem – the emergence of new types of synthetic drugs on the market. These drugs are based on modifications of those formulas, psychoactive substances, which ultimately have a narcotic effect on the human body.

In connection to the emergence of new types of proactive substances and synthetic drugs on the market, the Ministry of Internal Affairs in cooperation with other bodies began to react quickly. The problem was in determining the chemical composition, the type of drug. Different countries take different paths, for example: the Russian Federation, having identified 800 types of synthetic drugs, includes them all in the register and prosecutes for use consumption and trade of all 800 of them.

We, having studied international practice, decided to amend the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, but limit ourselves to 88 main types of synthetic drugs, the rest are all derived from the main types, which are based on replacing the atoms of hydrogen molecules in these chemical formulas, � Zhakupov said.

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs stressed that this way, the register is introduced to the term analogue of drugs of synthetic psychoactive substances.

By determining that a substance is an analogue of such a psychoactive drug, we will prosecute for illegal trafficking of these substances in the established criminal order. This will allow us to more quickly, without having to every time determine the name of a specific drug, hold accountable for the modification of psychoactive substances that have narcotic effects, � he explained.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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