In 2009, the GOAJ discontinued its anti-narcotics public service announcement program that used kiosks and billboards in downtown Baku to inform citizens about the dangers of drug abuse.
Though the GOAJ has expressed its desire to address substance abuse and drug addiction, the response so far has been inadequate.
The GOAJ has demonstrated sustained interest in enhanced border control through joint initiatives with the U.S.
The GOAJ has also placed notable emphasis on the modernization of its customs code to address the growing threat posed by drug trafficking and the flow of illicit goods across the border.
The GOAJ, however, repeatedly identifies and prosecutes drug smugglers entering Azerbaijan from Iran and other countries, and destroys any recovered illicit substances.
Current figures provided by the GOAJ indicate that there are 24,000 identified drug addicts in Azerbaijan, with 6,000 of those persons identified as young adults; however, government officials acknowledge that international experts often state that those figures do not reflect the actual situation in Azerbaijan.
The GOAJ has registered 23,254 persons as drug addicts.
The GOAJ continued to refine its strategy to combat drug transit and usage in Azerbaijan.
In 2009, the GOAJ discontinued its counternarcotics public service announcement program that used kiosks and billboards in downtown Baku.
The GOAJ refined its strategy to combat drug transit and usage in Azerbaijan.
In the summer of 2006, the GOAJ produced a series of public service announcements about the dangers of drug usage.
Such programs will include: helping the GOAJ modernize its criminal records system; training and exchanges for Azerbaijan's law enforcement officials and police officers; and forensic lab development, in addition to counternarcotics/drug enforcement programs.