About 300 tons of drugs are smuggled into Russia from Afghanistan annually, with only about 5% of that quantity confiscated on the border. These figures were mentioned by Boris Gryzlov, Russia's Interior Minister, in the Russian Parliament on Wednesday. Russia has become a real titbit for the drug barons, for it not only consumes drugs itself, but is also a trans-shipment point for the transit of drugs to the West, said the minister. He said that there are currently 451,000 officially registered drug-addicts in the country, whereas experts believe that their actual number is as high as three million. The Minister came out for intensifying criminal responsibility for drug-trafficking in Russia and for increasing the financing of interior bodies who are directly involved in combating the spread of drugs.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18