Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
DUSHANBE, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Tajikistan’s presidential agency for control over drugs completed an operation of confiscating over 115 kilograms of Afghanistan-produced hashish, the authority’s press service said on Monday.
“We confiscated the first part of almost 19 kilograms together with the border control,” the source said. In the Sogdi region, they detained two drug dealers with 96 kilograms of Afghani hashish. One of the dealers had served 13 years for banditry and other crimes. “All the drugs were supposed to be shipped further to the CIS countries, and first of all to the Russian Federation.” An investigation is underway.
In 2013, the republic’s authorities confiscated over 6.5 tons of various drug substances. Within the first two months of the current year, over half a ton of drugs was confiscated.
Tajikistan, which literally every day faces drug smuggling attempts from Afghanistan, is concerned greatly with improvement of security at its borders, hoping a lot for help from the CIS countries, and first of all for its major strategic partner - the Russian Federation. General Mansurdzhon Umarov of Tajikistan’s intelligence service says “this is mostly important due to NATO’s plans to withdraw their main forces from Afghanistan."