In 1987 the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 42/112, establishing the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its call to strengthen activities and cooperation for ensuring international drug-free society.
Today drug use is a generally acknowledged vice. According to rough estimates of experts, from 3 to 4 percent of the planet’s inhabitants use drugs.
An effective response to this global challenge requires that competent law enforcement, health and social services work hand in hand to develop integrated solutions. Customs services around the world have the most important mission of suppressing international drug trafficking.
Every year structural units of the State Customs Committee of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic reveal dozens of cases related to smuggling of drugs and psychotropic substances. All available techniques are applied: from gathering of intelligence information on drug trafficking channels from the neighboring Ukraine and Moldova to the application of selective checks of luggage and means of transport crossing the border through the customs check point.
The analysis of drug smuggling cases conducted in the State Customs Committee over the past few years indicates that drug trafficking has an imported nature exclusively. In other words, all the facts relate to the importation of prohibited substances into the territory of Pridnestrovie. In the process of countering drug trafficking customs officers interact with the Ministry of the Interior and Border Guard of the Republic. Carrying out this important work for society Pridnestrovian law enforcement officers protect the Republic from entering of all types of narcotic substances, the main target of which are the adolescents and young people.