Russia’s counter-drug agency is set to establish permanent ‘hot lines’ with the anti-narcotics police of BRICS member countries to exchange timely information and evaluate the influence of drug trafficking on the association’s member states.
“We’ve made a decision to create mechanisms of strategic cooperation, establish ‘hot lines’ and appoint coordinators in BRICS member states,” announced Viktor Ivanov, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS).
The decision was announced during the concluding ceremony of the international two-day anti-drug conference. Last summer, during a similar international anti-drug law enforcement conference in Moscow, representatives of the BRICS member states agreed to create a working group to develop an agreement on joint counteraction of illegal drug trade.
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