The Research Center of the Supreme Court of Mongolia has released a study on the sentences and defendants regarding cases of narcotics and drugs nationwide throughout the past 5 years of 2007-2011. Within this period, a total of 66 convicts were sentenced through 28 felony cases of this sort.
As of the 2007-2010 estimates, the number of drug/narcotics related cases was relatively stable, being at 16 convictions through with 3 cases in 2007, 8 convictions with 2 cases in 2008, 8 convictions with 4 cases in 2009 and 7 convictions with 5 cases in 2010. However, there were 27 convictions through 14 cases in 2011, which is equal to the estimate of the previous 4 years altogether. This shows that adjudicated drug/narcotics related cases
has considerably increased during the past year. From the 66 convictions that were sentenced in the last 5 years, 32 people were detained, 31 were arrested, 2 were punished with forced labor and 1 was charged with a fine.
According to the study, the majority of the drug/narcotics related convictions are between the ages of 19-30. For instance, the majority of 75.8% or 50 convictions that were sentenced in this type of crime belong to this age category. Also two underage citizens (17-18 years old) were also sentenced.
The majority (44%) of the drug/narcotics related convictions have secondary education, whereas 14 have tertiary education, 1 has specialized secondary, 4 have basic and 3 have primary education. Also, from these convictions, 20 people were unemployed, 14 were students and 32 people were of other conducts. Moreover, within the sentenced convictions throughout the past 5 years, there are 5 foreign citizens and 7 women.