OFFICE OF RUSSIAN ANTI-DRUG SERVICE TO BE OPENED IN AFGHANISTAN
MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian federal anti-drug service intends to open an office in Afghanistan by the end of 2005, service's deputy director Alexander Fyodorov said.
"The plans to open our office in Kabul are being implemented," he noted adding that the necessary legal basis would be drafted in 2005.
According to Fyodorov, about 130 tons of drugs were seized on Russian territory in 2004.
"The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs recommends relevant organizations to study and use the Russian anti-drug experience," in particular, on the post-Soviet space, Alexander Fyodorov noted.
Director of the Russian Federal Anti-Drug Service Viktor Cherkesov and Armenian police chief Aik Arutyunyan signed an agreement on cooperation against illegal trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors on Tuesday.
"In compliance with the agreement, the joint work of the Russian and Armenian law enforcement bodies will include anti-drug trafficking activities, joint operative and preventive measures, development of direct contacts, exchange of experience, legislative and other normative acts, statistic information and recommendations and professional training of staffers," the PR center of the Russian federal anti-drug service reported.
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