FDCS: annual income of extremists from the production of narcotics is more than $350 billion


MOSCOW, October 26. More than $350 billion is the annual income of extremist groups from drug production. On Monday at the sixth meeting of the Central Asian anti-drug Quartet (Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Iran) in Tehran, said Director of Federal drug control service of Russia Viktor Ivanov.

“From a financial point of view, drugs for extremist quasi-state groups are a kind of gold and currency reserves invested in the destruction of the global and regional security. Let me remind you that this criminal Fund annually laundered through the banking system and injected in the network criminal infrastructure of more than $350 billion, taking into account the production of cocaine and other narcotics,” Ivanov was quoted by the press service of the FDCS.

According to him, these investments have provided the flood regions of Eurasia the various factions, gangs, the largest of which identify and ideologiziruyut their community, raising the most exotic flags of various political shades.

“Examples of such organizations are the ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization “Islamic state (IG) – approx.), infamous narkoeksmansii movement “Gandulla” and the Balochistan liberation Army. The activities of such organizations, grown, built and functioning on marcadorado, aimed at the weakening and disintegration of sovereign States, and certain organizational influence from outside powers in their destructive activity increases dramatically”, – said the head of the Federal drug control service.