VLADIMIR, March 20. /ITAR-TASS/. About 5,500 tons of drugs were confiscated in Central Russia in 2013, head of the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov said.
“In 2013, Russia confiscated 5,500 tons of drugs in the Central Federal District. Among them are three tons of opium drugs. In fact, about 50% of heroin has been confiscated in Russia,” Ivanov said.
At least 50,000 drug crimes have been revealed in the Central Federal District. Drug police curbed the activity of over 1,200 “consumption rooms”, neutralized 31 drug laboratories and 445 clandestine productions, the FSKN head said.
About 21,000 criminals have been brought to responsibility, Ivanov said.