Key legal framework

UN conventions ratified


Narcotics laws
  • Article 327 of the Criminal Code — Theft of pharmaceutical drugs, psychoactive substances and precursors.
  • Article 328 of the Criminal Code
  • Article 330 of the Criminal Code — Violation of rules for the handling of narcotic drugs or psychoactive substances.
  • Article 331 of the Criminal Code — Promoting the use of drugs among others.
  • Article 332 of the Criminal Code — Organising or operation of drug dens.


Firearm laws
  • Act No. 61-3 of the Republic of Belarus of 13 November 2001 on weapons;
  • Act No. 130-3 of the Republic of Belarus of 6 January 1998 on export controls;
  • Act No. 312-3 of the Republic of Belarus of 20 June 1964 on accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime;
  • The Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus of 1 January 2001.
  • Presidential Decree No. 473 “On measures to improve the regulation of the circulation of and tracing military, service and civilian weapons and ammunition in the territory of the Republic of Belarus (Amendments and additions: Presidential Decree No. 268 of 4 June 2004)”.

Belarus and the Global Illicit Flows Programme




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