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Russia's Ivanov: Main Target
of Narco-Aggression Is Eurasia

May 1, 2013 (EIRNS)—"The main objects of narco-aggression are primarily countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the European Union," Director of the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation Viktor Ivanov said today at the 4th session of SCO competent agencies in Bishkek.

As he laid out, transit of Afghan heroin affects nearly 100 UN countries on all continents:

"At least 154,000 hectares of opium poppy in Afghanistan is a destructive factor for 10 billion hectares of these countries and their populations. Despite the efforts of individual organizations to represent drug production in Afghanistan in glaring colors, there are not any positive changes."

He noted once again that, since the deployment of the coalition forces began in 2001, heroin production in Afghanistan has increased more than 40 times. He said:

"An impartial observer is forced to admit the sad fact that the international community has failed to turn the tide with drug production for better."