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Russia, EU sign deal on controlling drug precursor chemicals

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 6 (UPI) -- Cross-border flows of precursor chemicals for illegal and synthetic drugs will be targeted under a new deal struck by Russia and the European Union this week.

Russia announces Afghan heroin seizure

MOSCOW, March 12 (UPI) -- An operation in eastern Afghanistan netted nearly 21 tons of heroin and destroyed several drug production labs, a Russian official said Tuesday.

$180 million in heroin seized in Russia

DOLGOPRUDNY, Russia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russian authorities seized 412 pounds of heroin, with a black-market value of $180 million, hidden inside black radishes at a market, an official said Monday.

Russia's Afghan anti-drug efforts panned

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Russia isn't doing enough to help Afghanistan stop the burgeoning production of narcotics in the country, a Kabul anti-drug official says.

Russian police seize 200 pounds of heroin

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Russia seized nearly 200 pounds of Afghan heroin in three drug investigations, narcotics chief Viktor Ivanov said Friday.

Russian drugs chief: NATO stiffing us

MOSCOW, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- NATO is unwilling to work with Russia on stemming the flow of heroin and other drugs from Afghanistan, the head of the Russian narcotics unit said Tuesday.

China, Russia step up anti-drug efforts

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- Russia and China will step up their cooperation to stem the flow of illegal drugs in Central Asia, the two countries' top anti-drug leaders say.

Russia mulls resumption of hemp growing

MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A proposal to resume the cultivation of industrial hemp would cost Russia about $315 million, the head of the country's Federal Drug Control Service said.

Synthetic heroin use on rise in Russia

MOSCOW, June 22 (UPI) -- Desperate Russian heroin addicts have turned to a synthetic drug that can be cooked up cheaply from over-the-counter medications.

Russia laments 'youth tolerance' of drugs

MOSCOW, April 16 (UPI) -- A quarter of Russia's university students have tried illicit drugs at least once, a top official said Saturday.

Drug czar wants more help from U.N.

MOSCOW, March 18 (UPI) -- The head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service says he wants the United Nations to increase its anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan.
U.S.-Russia force raids Afghan drug labs

U.S.-Russia force raids Afghan drug labs

MOSCOW, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The first joint U.S.-Russian drug raid in Afghanistan destroyed four major laboratories, Russia's top drug-fighter said Friday.

30 tons of Russian drugs seized

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Russia's drug czar says more than 30 tons of contraband has been seized in the country since the beginning of the year.

Russia offering aid against drug traffic

MOSCOW, June 7 (UPI) -- Tajikistan should be given Russian help to fight Afghan heroin traffic passing through its territory, Russia's drug control chief says.
Russia wants better NATO anti-drug war

Russia wants better NATO anti-drug war

BERLIN, March 30 (UPI) -- Russia's top anti-drug official urged NATO to improve its strategy in the fight against the heroin industry in Afghanistan.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent
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