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Russia to exchange antidrug data with BRICS countries

Published time: May 17, 2014 13:14
Drugs (heroin and packets with hashish) confiscated by police officers. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Drugs (heroin and packets with hashish) confiscated by police officers. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Russia’s counter-drug agency is set to establish permanent ‘hot lines’ with the anti-narcotics police of BRICS member countries to exchange timely information and evaluate the influence of drug trafficking on the association’s member states.

“We’ve made a decision to create mechanisms of strategic cooperation, establish ‘hot lines’ and appoint coordinators in BRICS member states,” announced Viktor Ivanov, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS).

The decision was announced during the concluding ceremony of the international two-day anti-drug conference. Last summer, during a similar international anti-drug law enforcement conference in Moscow, representatives of the BRICS member states agreed to create a working group to develop an agreement on joint counteraction of illegal drug trade.

Ivanov stressed that despite the fact that BRICS countries are situated in different continents, the anti-drug units are nevertheless managing to conduct successful special operations.

The head of the FDCS suggested elaborating common methods to learn more about trafficking in drugs.

“I believe it is an important task to develop and implement common diagnostic tools to assess the impact of drug trafficking on the lives of our states,” Ivanov said, adding that in his opinion the BRICS format has a huge anti-drug potential.

Viktor Ivanov, chairman of the State Anti-Drug Committee, director of the Federal Drug Control Service (RIA Novosti/Alexander Natruskin)

BRICS countries make up 45 percent of the population of the planet

“The problem of drug trafficking is not only a problem of law enforcement bodies. The questions raised by the creation of the [international] working groups exposed that they should not be based solely on police structures, but should rather be integrated groups [of experts],” Ivanov noted, saying that the FDCS is well aware of those forces behind international drug trafficking.

“We know the hidden roots of the drug trade.”

According to Ivanov, drug trafficking, as part of organized international crime, has grown into a complex international problem that negatively impacts economic development, disintegrates educational institutions and undermines the very sovereignty of states, not to mention the destruction of family values and human society as a whole.

It was agreed that meetings on ministerial level to counteract drug trafficking will be held on a regular basis, at least once a year.

Comments (10)


Madhu Sudana 27.05.2014 18:31

Here many local ancient religious groups like udupi sri krishna mata has threats from foreign backed peoples. Putin sir told that russian relationship with india is behind political party we must have people to people tie but here we have no network between us.


Madhu Sudana 27.05.2014 18:20

Iskcon only takes highly qualified students this guys are pure devote of krishna but drugs are used to control their mind. Iskcon founder is learned in british colonial school. he is pure devote but even he will be druged and given false and misdirected scripture they wont hear god mantra sing by girls we are ruled by british for almost 350 years we cant judge why british has created iskcon but here in india many innocent guys are drugged by mindaltering drugs like benzodizapines. many other drugs stolen from their family. Russia knowns every thing please help guide and guide our innocent guys inside iskcon a


madhu 27.05.2014 12:16

putin sir says india russia relation is more the political parties and people to peoople tie but here we wont have contact between our people

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