Legalization of drugs is unacceptable — the leaders of the Russian-American Presidential Commission on Anti-Drugs

MOSCOW, June 3. / ITAR-TASS /. Co-chairmen of the Russian-American Presidential Commission on Anti-Drugs Gil Kerlikowske and Viktor Ivanov declared inadmissible proposed the so-called Global Commission for the legalization of illicit substances as the most effective measures to combat drug trafficking.

"I am authorized by himself and Gil Kerlikowske declare unacceptable proposals report. Yesterday, we discussed it, and we have absolutely consolidated position ", — told reporters the director of the Federal Service for Drug Control / FDCS / Victor Ivanov.

He noted that the sad experience of the legal drug already was, and said that now in pharmacies in the public kodeinosoderzhaschie sold drugs. "We are seeing an epidemic increase in sales and an aggressive advertising of drugs. The increase in sales is due to drug supply, "- said Ivanov.

According to him, the year the Russians consume 6 tons of codeine, which in strength to be the same as heroin.

The report itself is a so-called Global Commission on policy in the fight against drugs / headquarters in Rio de Janeiro /, which also includes former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Viktor Ivanov called PR action to promote the drug. "The media widely discussed the report of the so-called Global Commission. We must realize that we are dealing with a global PR action in the promotion of drugs. This campaign is directly or indirectly connected with the vast revenues, estimated at about 800 billion dollars ", — he said.

According to Ivanov, for 10 years as UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the volume of drug production in Afghanistan has increased three-fold. "Unfortunately, he did not consider it necessary to mention this huge failure UN", — said the head of Federal Drug Control Service. He also stressed that Annan has used his powers to legalize NATO command over the international security forces in Afghanistan.

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