Close on 200,000 drug-related crimes are registered in Russia every year. Moscow accounts for an approximate 10 per cent of the whole. Many more crimes remain unregistered, warned Mr. Cherkesov.
"Addicts make two thirds of all drug traffic detainees for now. It is, however, much more important to see how drugs get to Russia and travel in it, and block their channels, than to hunt mere addicts," he stressed.