It is time to refer Afghan drug production problem to UN SC - Russian official

The Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) has uncovered another ten drug laboratories operating in northern Afghanistan, service director Viktor Ivanov told journalists.

"The scale of drug production in Afghanistan shows no sign of shrinking. Ten new industrial-type drug laboratories, located in northern Afghanistan in the immediate proximity of Tajikistan, have been found in the past six months. They [the drug laboratories] allow residents of these countries to smuggle drugs in the guise of border cooperation," he said.

Ivanov proposed referring this problem to the UN Security Council.

"The only solution is to eliminate drug production and fields of drug-containing plants. It is necessary to draw the UN Security Council's attention to the fact that drug production has been growing in Afghanistan despite the ten-year-long presence of NATO's contingent there," he said.

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