Russia seeks U.S. cooperation on Afghan drug trafficking

08:19, June 11, 2010      

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Moscow asked Washington for information about a number of people suspected of organizing the trafficking of Afghan drugs to Russia, a Russian official said Thursday.

"We identified several people who lived in the United States and organized the drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Russia. We have passed this information to the appropriate U.S. services and we were waiting for confirmation," chief of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov, told an international anti-drug forum in Moscow.

Ivanov voiced hope that efficient mutual cooperation will help detain the dealers and halt the drug flow.

Nearly 200 experts, politicians and drug-control specialists from 40 countries attended the two-day anti-drugs forum to discuss ways of stopping the trafficking of narcotics from Afghanistan, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

According to the Federal Drug Control Service, Afghan opium kills around 100,000 people around the world every year, including some 30,000 Russians.

Source:Xinhua

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