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Senate Narcotics Caucus Hearing: Counternarcotics in Afghanistan has Failed, Work with Russia and Iran To Stop the Heroin Boom

The Jan. 15 hearing on Afghanistan narcotrafficking by the U.S. Senate Narcotics Control Caucus, chaired by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca.) and Co-Chair Senator Grassley (R-Ia) presented damning testimony and statements about the historic heroin boom taking place under the nose … Continue reading

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The Coming U.S.-Russia Flank Against the Heroin Plague

Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Agency, continued the Russian offensive against the Afghan narco-economy, in Miami at the biannual meeting of the U.S.-Russia Counternarcotics Working Group created by the Bilateral Presidential Commission of the two countries. … Continue reading

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Narco-business revenues are created to save the banking system: Russia’s anti-drug czar Ivanov

Speaking in Moscow on Nov 12, Russia’s Director of the Federal Service for Drug Control, Viktor Ivanov, said revenues from the narco-business are absorbed by the banking system and help eliminate their liquidity squeeze that appeared due to the world … Continue reading

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