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Afghan Drugs a Threat to Our Security: Russia

Afghan Drugs a Threat to Our Security: Russia

KABUL - Russia says illicit drugs from Afghanistan are one of the worst problems for its national security.
"Afghan drugs are one of the main threats to Russia’s national security," Russian Foreign Ministry official Alexei Rogov said on Tuesday.
The official told TASS news agency drugs harmed Russia’s rising generation and ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
“They nourish international terrorism, which is getting increasingly active in Afghanistan and tends to set eyes on the Central Asian countries."
Rogov is in Shanghai to attend a meeting of experts of the Paris Pact Initiative, being held in cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The official claimed mass-production of methamphetamine -- a new generation of the drug threat -- had lately begun in Afghanistan.
"This is clear evidence that the drug flow and expansion into our territory continue unabated," Rogov continued.
He said all SCO members were affected by drug trafficking from Afghanistan. He stressed the need for concerted efforts to prevent the Afghan drug expansion. (Pajhwok)