All articles tagged "drugs"

Growing heroin consumption threatens Russia's national security Growing heroin consumption threatens Russia's national security

10 Mar, 05:39 PM 7 comments

Russia has become the world's biggest heroin consumer and the flood of the drug from Afghanistan poses a threat to national security, says Russia's drug enforcement chief.

Tags: drugs

Drug death toll in Russia amounting to 80 addicts a day Drug death toll in Russia amounting to 80 addicts a day

24 Mar, 07:44 PM 6 comments

Drug abuse in Russia accounts for the death of over 80 addicts a day, Director of Russia’s Federal drug enforcement agency (FDEA ) announced today

Tags: drugs

Ban on “legal pot” sought in Russian region Ban on “legal pot” sought in Russian region

2 Apr, 06:09 PM 19 comments

Russia’s state consumer rights protection agency is warning consumers against using herbal smoking mixtures, legally sold in Russia’s central Saratov Region. The agency claims that the effect of smoking the mixtures is very close to that of smoking marijuana, and will seek a ban on their sale.

Tags: weird, drugs

Police round up alleged crime bosses outside Moscow Police round up alleged crime bosses outside Moscow

3 Apr, 07:50 PM

Thirty-four people were arrested in the small town of Elektrougli, outside Moscow, yesterday in what police are characterizing as a gathering of crime bosses. The detainees are said to control organized crime in Moscow Region and neighboring Vladimir Region.

Tags: organized crime, drugs

Russia outlaws “legal pot” herbal tobaccos Russia outlaws “legal pot” herbal tobaccos

10 Apr, 07:14 PM 17 comments

Russia’s chief sanitation doctor has banned the sales of smoking mixes containing salvia and other “legal pot” herbs, claiming that they cause psychosis.

Tags: drugs, health

Russia wants US to toughen control over Afghanistan heroin trade Russia wants US to toughen control over Afghanistan heroin trade

22 Apr, 01:35 PM 6 comments

While the US and its allies have their troops stationed in Afghanistan, they should control drug trade and destroy drug plantations, the head of Russia's drug control agency has said.

Tags: drugs, Afghanistan, US

Russia asks UN and NATO to end deluge of Afghan drugs Russia asks UN and NATO to end deluge of Afghan drugs

6 May, 07:11 PM 4 comments

Russian lawmakers have appealed to the UN and NATO to stop the constant flow of drugs from Afghanistan that is flooding Russia.

Tags: drugs, Afghanistan

Afghanistan asks for Russian help in fighting drugs Afghanistan asks for Russian help in fighting drugs

13 May, 08:31 PM 4 comments

Afghanistan, the world's largest opium producer, has appealed to Russia for help in fighting drugs trafficking.

Tags: Afghanistan, drugs

Kyrgyz doctor proposes farming opium to boost nation's economy Kyrgyz doctor proposes farming opium to boost nation's economy

15 May, 05:59 PM 30 comments

Zhenishbek Nazaraliyev, a doctor who runs a drug rehabilitation clinic in the capital Bishkek, says people in Kyrgyzstan should be allowed to farm opium poppies to help the nation solve its economic problems and promises to legalize opium cultivation if he wins the July presidential election.

Tags: kyrgystan, drugs, opium

Russian health official lashes out at energy drinks Russian health official lashes out at energy drinks

16 Jun, 05:20 PM 17 comments

Chief Russian sanitary inspector said he was not surprised by the news that cocaine residue had been found in the Red Bull energy drink and went on to say that all energy drinks were evil.

Tags: drugs, food safety

Russian tells police he grew pot to study photosynthesis Russian tells police he grew pot to study photosynthesis

17 Jun, 08:02 PM 9 comments

An unemployed man from South Russia told police officers that the cannabis plants he was growing on his windowsill were for scientific purposes only – the man claimed he was an amateur researcher of photosynthesis.

Tags: cannabis, drugs, crime

Air traffic controller detained for smoking hashish at work Air traffic controller detained for smoking hashish at work

25 Jun, 03:07 PM 21 comments

An air traffic controller has been detained with a large quantity of hash oil tobacco, which he regularly smoked at home and at work.

Tags: drugs, weird

Firefighter sentenced for growing marijuana at firestation Firefighter sentenced for growing marijuana at firestation

27 Jul, 04:00 PM 221 comments

A Moscow firefighter has lost his job after police discovered he had been growing marijuana at his firestation for 4 months.

Tags: weird, drugs



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