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Lukashenko declares war on drugs

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus needs to take radical measures to combat drugs, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said as he received Chairman of the State Forensics Committee of Belarus Andrei Shved on 7 April, BelTA has learnt.

Alexander Lukashenko wanted to know if the State Forensics Committee has the necessary equipment and solutions to conduct sophisticated tests. Andrei Shved informed that new equipment was bought to identify and examine drugs. This equipment is available not only in the central office, but also in virtually all regional offices of the committee. “We have everything we need to do it,” the Chairman of the State Forensics Committee said.

“Does it mean we are fully equipped to combat drugs today?” the President asked.

“We are not just fully equipped; our equipment is very sophisticated and advanced. Our laboratories can identify any drug within 30-40 minutes,” Andrei Shved underlined. He noted that this also pertains to spices – the problem that is much talked about today and that needs to be addressed.

“We need to take tough action against drugs,” Alexander Lukashenko informed.

“If we are well-equipped and can do it well, it means we should instruct all government agencies, including legislators, to adopt some tough measures against drugs. I think your committee will join the process, and take part in the discussions and come up with suggestions and proposals,” the Belarusian leader said.