Afghanistan, the Gift that Keeps on Giving - Russia Is Top Heroin Consumer, Report Finds | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Afghanistan, the Gift that Keeps on Giving - Russia Is Top Heroin Consumer, Report Finds

The New York Times REUTERS World Briefing | Europe March 6, 2009

Moscow Russia has become the world’s biggest heroin consumer, and the flood of the drug from Afghanistan poses a threat to national security, Russia’s drug enforcement chief said Friday. “In recent years Russia has not just become massively hooked on Afghan opiates, it has also become the world’s absolute leader in the opiate trade and the number one heroin consumer,” Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service, said in a report made public on Friday.

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