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In 2014 the number of drug related crimes in Mogilev region increased more than by 50%

In 2014 the number of drug related crimes in Mogilev region increased more than by 50%. The problem does exist in spite of the measures undertaken to control and stabilize the situation, the first deputy head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Mogilev region executive committee - head of criminal militia Alexander Vasiliev told during the meeting held at the Belarusian-Russian University within the frameworks of the drug-fighting action.

"If we do not take actions to prevent illegal drug trafficking, we'll lose a large part of able-bodied population that otherwise can make important contribution into development of our state", Alexander Vasiliev stressed.

"Unfortunately, more and more crimes are committed by juveniles. Last year 43 teenagers under 17 were prosecuted for spreading spices and other drugs".

Many young people do not understand the consequences of such crimes. "According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus № 6 from December 28, 2014 "On urgent measures on preventing illegal drug trafficking", serious punishment is envisaged for such crimes, i.e. a long-term imprisonment - from 8 to 25 years."

The drug-fighting action was simultaneously held at 73 educational establishments of the regional centre. Within the action the heads of different departments of the DIA of Mogilev region executive committee discussed the problem of preventing drug trafficking, showed topical ads, and answered the questions of students.

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