The former head of a Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Moscow department detained earlier this week on suspicion of involvement in the drug trade has been put under arrest, the Investigative Committee said on Thursday.
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- 16:13 26/03/2013
Russia’s drug control service head said Tuesday that Moscow will contribute to a new South American anti-drugs program, and proposed the launch of counter-narcotics training courses for agents in Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador.
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Russia and Nicaragua cooperated earlier this month in breaking up a Central American drug gang, seizing around 1.2 tons of cocaine in a joint operation, Russia’s drug control service chief said on Tuesday.
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Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) officers seized 187 kilograms (412 lbs) of heroin with an estimated wholesale black market value of $180 million in the Moscow region, FSKN head Viktor Ivanov said on Monday.
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The US military has barred Afghanistan’s biggest private airline from its list of potential contractors after accusing it of smuggling large amounts of opium into Tajikistan, a major transit route for drugs from the region, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
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A large batch of drugs containing some 122 kilograms has been seized by Tajikistan’s special services in an operation conducted in the Central Asian country’s northern Sughd Province, the State Committee for National Security said.
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More than 470 kg of various types of drugs and 766 kg of precursor chemicals were seized in an anti-drug operation conducted by Russia and three other ex-Soviet states, Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said on Friday.
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Tajik and Afghan drug police have shut down a large international drug trafficking channel, seizing 420 kilograms (920 pounds) of narcotics and detaining 13 traffickers, the Tajik Drug Control Agency said on Friday.
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In an unusual fencing operation, suspected drug smugglers attempting to drive their truck over a tall barricade along US-Mexico border were forced to abandon the vehicle when it got stuck atop the wall and the suspects were literally caught in the act, officials said.
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- 09:11 01/11/2012 KRASNOYARSK, November 1 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:02 25/10/2012 NOVOSIBIRSK, October 25 (RIA Novosti)
Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service plans to include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) on the drugs list by the end of the year, placing strict controls on who can buy and sell the substance, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service Nikolai Tsvetkov said on Thursday.
- 13:39 18/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti)
Russian counter-narcotics police will soon receive the first batch of reconnaissance unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to track drug-trafficking in remote and hard-to-access areas, Russia’s anti-drug chief Viktor Ivanov said Thursday.
- 11:41 18/10/2012 PERM, October 18 (RIA Novosti)
Russian police have smashed a gang supplying synthetic narcotics to Russia from China and seized 80 kilograms of drugs, the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) in the city of Perm reported on Thursday.
- 21:18 13/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti)
- 20:34 12/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:22 11/10/2012 TOMSK, October 11 (RIA Novosti)
- 04:04 28/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
The heads of the drug enforcement agencies of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan will meet on Friday in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to discuss anti-drug efforts in Central Asia, Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service reported.
- 10:52 27/09/2012 MEXICO CITY, September 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:02 18/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 18 (RIA Novosti)
- 13:07 13/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 13 (RIA Novosti)
Russian, U.S. and Afghan law enforcement agents seized 180 kilograms of heroin in a joint operation in northeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Russian narcotics agency FSKN said in a statement on Thursday.
- 08:48 27/08/2012 NOVOSIBIRSK, August 27 (RIA Novosti)
A Novosibirsk court in Siberia has sentenced a foreign national to six years in a high security prison for trafficking some 30 pounds (14.5 kilograms) of uncut heroin in Russia, the regional Federal Security Service said on Monday.
- 07:11 25/08/2012 BALI (Indonesia), August 25 (RIA Novosti)
- 19:23 04/08/2012 MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti)
- 12:15 30/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti)
Growing online trade has encouraged drug traffickers to increasingly use mail services to deliver cocaine to their customers, a top Russian police official in charge of fighting drug trafficking said.
- 11:33 24/07/2012 TOMSK, July 24 (RIA Novosti)
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- 17:40 05/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 5 (RIA Novosti)
Vitaly Orozaliyev, the head of Kyrgyzstan’s state drug control service, on Tuesday proposed inspecting the cargoes that transit the U.S. Transit Center at Manas Airport near the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, the 24.kg news agency reported.
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Operatives from Ukraine’s Security Service destroyed over a thousand kilograms of cocaine confiscated from an international crime ring. This is the largest volume of drugs ever confiscated in Ukraine.
- 17:28 30/04/2012 BALI (INDONESIA), April 30 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:04 27/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 16:18 19/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 19 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:45 19/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 19 (RIA Novosti)
- 08:33 18/04/2012 MEXICO CITY, April 18 (RIA Novosti)
Police in the northern state of Mexico's Tamaulipas have discovered the bodies of 14 men placed in plastic bags and left in a small delivery truck in the center of Nuevo Laredo, the state's Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday.
- 14:00 05/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 5 (RIA Novosti)
NATO could be sued by numerous countries through international courts because of rising drug production and trafficking from Afghanistan in the course of NATO operations in the country, Federal Drug Control Service (FSDC) director Viktor Ivanov said on Thursday.
- 16:01 23/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 13:52 21/03/2012 Maria Kuchma, RIA Novosti
The Kremlin's intention to allow NATO to set up a hub for Afghan transit operations in the Volga region city of Ulyanovsk has triggered protests amid claims the deal would undermine Russia's national interests and security.
- 15:50 19/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 19 (RIA Novosti)
- 04:20 15/03/2012 BUENOS AIRES, March 15 (RIA Novosti)
- 03:21 08/03/2012 WASHINGTON, March 8 (RIA Novosti)
- 20:54 02/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti)
- 10:27 28/02/2012 MEXICO CITY, February 28 (RIA Novosti)
The U.S. will make every effort to ensure that a Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will face the fate of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said on Monday.
- 08:02 24/02/2012 MEXICO CITY, February 24 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:36 21/02/2012 MEXICO CITY, February 21 (RIA Novosti)
- 15:13 16/02/2012 VIENNA, February 16 (RIA Novosti)
- 22:05 02/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 2 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:27 27/01/2012 MOSCOW, January 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:44 23/01/2012 MOSCOW, January 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 17:52 18/01/2012 ST. PETERSBURG, January 18 (RIA Novosti)
One Belarusian and two Ukrainians have received 12-year prison sentences for growing marijuana and manufacturing other drugs in a bomb shelter in Russia’s second largest city St. Petersburg, the regional drug control directorate said on Wednesday.
- 11:21 16/01/2012 DUSHANBE, January 16 (RIA Novosti)
- 09:10 12/01/2012 DUSHANBE, January 12 (RIA Novosti)
- 13:33 10/01/2012 MOSCOW, January 10 (RIA Novosti)
- 16:28 27/12/2011 NOVOSIBIRSK, December 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 12:27 20/12/2011 MOSCOW, December 20 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:49 01/12/2011 MINSK, December 1 (RIA Novosti)
- 06:38 27/11/2011 BEIJING, November 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:13 26/11/2011 MOSCOW, November 26 (RIA Novosti)
The number of patients of addiction treatment clinics may grow 2-3 times after the law on compulsory drug abuse treatment is adopted in Russia, Russian Ministry of Health's chief alcohol and drug abuse specialist Yevgeny Bryun said on Saturday.
- 17:03 23/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:10 07/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti)
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- 09:44 29/06/2011 MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti)
- 07:49 23/06/2011 MEXICO CITY, June 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 07:15 16/06/2011 MOSCOW, June 16 (RIA Novosti)
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Governments should consider legalizing some drugs such as marijuana to curb global drug trafficking as steps taken so far have not prevented the spread of drug use, a group of international figures said in a report published on Thursday.
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Struggle against drug trafficking
Drug addiction, which has spread significantly across Russia over the past decade, poses a serious threat to the country's security. There are some 550,000 drug addicts officially registered in Russia, with unofficial estimates as high as 2.5 million accounting for almost 2% of Russia's 142-million population. Russia is battling a rise in the flow of heroin from Afghanistan into its North Caucasus region.