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Russia has five mn drug users: Official

"We have about five million drug users," Viktor Ivanov, head of Russia`s federal drug control service.



Moscow: Russia has about five million drug users, said the country`s drug controls chief.

"We have about five million drug users," Viktor Ivanov, head of Russia`s federal drug control service, said at a government meeting Tuesday.

"Not all of them have become real addicts," he, however, added.

There have also been hundreds of thousands of HIV and hepatitis infections as a result of rampant drug abuse in the country.

Ivanov said while about 100,000 people are prosecuted for drug dealing every year, there remained a permanent "social order" for drugs in Russia.
Russia has been one of the countries hardest hit by heroin production in Central Asia, and President Dmitry Medvedev has called Afghan heroin a threat to Russia`s security.

IANS

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