Files on over 1,000 drug dealers passed to U.S. by Russian anti-drug agency

Russia's Federal Drug Control Service has sent its United States counterpart the documentation concerning over a thousand of drug dealers.

Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) has sent its United States counterpart the documentation concerning over a thousand of drug dealers, the agency said on its website on Saturday.

"At the behest of Russian FSKN Director Viktor Ivanov, FSKN representatives at the Russian Embassy in Washington have sent to the officers at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the material concerning over a thousand of drug dealers operating on U.S. territory, who were identified by FSKN during the large-scale anti-drug Operation Mosaic aimed at eliminating a transnational criminal drug syndicate," reads the statement.

FSKN carried out the operation in the summer of 2015, according to the statement.

"The operation led to the elimination of a transnational criminal organization whose members had set up a global distribution network that posted synthetic drugs from southeast Asian countries across the world - to the European Union, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and so on," reads the statement.

The criminal group consisted of about 10,000 drug dealers from 47 countries, including 1,103 from the U.S., the agency said.

"The inquiry revealed about 8,000 'permanent' users registered on the drug dealers' websites. Since the beginning of 2011, the criminal community has sent 5,195 'drug parcels' by DHL to the U.S., including the states of New York, Kanzas, New Jersey, Iowa, Texas, California and others," FSKN said.

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