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MOSCOW, August 29 (Itar-Tass) — Director of the Federal Service for Drug Control (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov calls for returning Russian border guards to Tajikistan.
“I believe that it would be useful,” Ivanov said on Monday. In his words, “our soldiers guarded the Tajik-Afghan border and confiscated five tonnes of heroin annually.”
“Now about 200 kilos of heroin have been confiscated on the border,” he added.
“But this problem is political and it can be only solved by the leadership of both states,” the FSKN director stressed.
Ivanov said, “My structure and the FSB insist our counsellor work there.”
In addition, he said no drugs would be legalised in Russia.
Russia “upholds the principle of inadmissibility of drug legalisation”. According to the chairman of the State Anti-Drug Committee, “drugs can be only used for medical purposes, which are approved by the World Healthcare Organisation.”
“No drugs can be legalised,” he added.
Ivanov called for studying Mexico’s negative experience. In his view, the policy of legalisation did not do any good.