Drug Arrests in Russia in 2012

Police and Security Agencies across Russia arrested 88,000 people for drug trafficking and other drug-related charges within the country in 2012. Police also seized 85 tons of illegal drugs across the country during the year.

Around 8.5 million people in Russia are reported to be addicted to drugs.

Source:  Stephen Blank, “Russia: Anti-Drug Trafficking Light Goes on in the Kremlin, but It’s Low Wattage,” Eurasianet, February 4, 2013.