Russian official fears drugs could be smuggled through NATO transit hub in Ulyanovsk

The director of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), Viktor Ivanov, has said he fears that the NATO transit point in the Volga city of Ulyanovsk could be used to smuggle Afghan heroin.

"When we deal with military infrastructure and military logistics, certainly there is a possibility that dishonest people could appear among officers and ordinary soldiers willing to cash in on it," Ivanov told the Ekho Moskvy radio station on Monday.

FSKN is not responsible for tracking down possible drug shipments via the NATO transit hub in Ulyanovsk, he said.

Ivanov, however, admitted he has no information confirming that drugs were intercepted at the transit point in Ulyanovsk.

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