Afghan Heroin Supplies to Russia Still High

RIA Novosti
Monday 11th March, 2013

are still high. “I cannot say that Afghan heroin deliveries to Russia have reduced over the past 10 years because heroin production is not being terminated but on the contrary is unfolding,” Viktor Ivanov, who leads Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, said in an interview with RIA Novosti published Monday. Ivanov said his agency has been discovering “more and more laboratories that produce and send drugs in the direction of Russia.” He explained that most labs are located in Afghanistan’s north. The Russian drug enforcement chief said 4,000-8,000 metric tons of opium is produ…

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