To stop drug traffic

More than 50 tons of drugs cross the Russian border each year. Up to 90 per cent of the world’s opiates are grown in Afghanistan. Back in the early 1990s, drug couriers created the so-called ‘northern route’, which was used for delivering hard drugs from Afghanistan into Europe. International criminal groups dealing in the drug trade face security services from several states, but the volume of seized drugs stays the same each year. It appears the northern drug route is constantly developing new branches…