On November 20th, the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL) handed equipment and vehicles over to the State Service on Drug Control of the Kyrgyz Republic.
INL, via the UNODC administered K-50 project, donated lab equipment, computers and printers, as well as 5 off-road vehicles (Ford Ranger pickups) totaling about $500,000 to the Kyrgyz State Service on Drug Control.
Vice Prime-Minster Abdyrakhman Mamataliev, U.S. Amassador Pamela Spratlen, Russian Ambassador Andrey Krutko, Head of the UNODC Regional Office in Cenral Asia Ashita Mittal, Head of UNODC Program Office Aleksanrd Fedulov, as well as representatives of the Federal Service on Drug Control of Russian Federation, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Kyrgyz ministries and agencies will participated in the ceremony.
The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau has assisted the State Service on Drug Control through the UNODC administered K-50 project since the inception of the project in April, 2011. The project is co-funded by the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Per UNODC figures, INL has contributed $1.7 million, and Russia has donated $1.6 million.