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MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree, which abolishes Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service and the Federal Migration Service. According to the Kremlin press service, the staff of these services is transferred to Russia’s Interior Ministry. The staff size of the Federal Migration Service will be reduced by one third.
The document is called On the improvement of state management in the control of trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors and in the migration area. It notes that the reforms are carried out "to improve state management in the field of control of trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors and in the migration area."
"To abolish the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Drug Control and the Federal Migration Service. To transfer to the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation the functions and powers of the abolished Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Drug Control and the Federal Migration Service, the staff of the abolished Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Drug Control, the staff of the abolished Federal Migration Service reducing it by 30%," the decree said.