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Tajikistan tackles thriving heroin trade
Impoverished Central Asian country gets international support to fight drug trafficking.
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 18:47

The government of Tajikistan is taking on drug traffickers, and sniffer dogs are playing a crucial role.

The impoverished Central Asian country is on the frontline of the heroin trade so international donors are funding a range of initiatives including training frontier guards.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker met those at the forefront of the fight.

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