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Russian official puts IS earnings from Afghan heroin smuggling at up to $500 mln a year

December 22, 2015, 13:30 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group earns up to $500 million per year by trafficking Afghan heroin, the head of Russia’s federal drug control service said on Tuesday.

"The IS groups are actively involved in the drugs trade. According to our data, the revenues may reach from $200 million to $500 million annually," Viktor Ivanov said.

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