Moscow: More than 1,000 tonnes of
marijuana crops were destroyed in Russia this year, Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov said at the meeting of the service`s Public Council.
"By destroying several hectares of crops, we prevented the selling of over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana on the market," he said yesterday, adding it was ten times larger than the amount of marijuana seized on the black market.
Assistance of local authorities and the public is
vital for the suppression of narcotic drugs, Ivanov said.
Tyva, the Amur region, the Khabarovsk territory, the
Primorye territory and Buryatia are the main areas growing
drug crops in Russia, he said.