Drug Crimes, Deaths Grow in Russia
Posted by Childress on August 10, 2006
Here’s a disturbing report out of the Russian Federation, reported by the TASS news service:
According to the FSKN (Federal Drug Control Service) official, the number of crimes committed under the influence of drugs is continuing to grow in Russia.
[Drug control official] Oleg Kharichkin pointed out that some 12,500 such crimes were registered last year alone. “Police have solved 5,600 such crimes and almost half of them are grave crimes or felonies – murders, robberies and brigandage,” the FSKN deputy director stressed. Law enforcement agencies have detained some 4,000 persons suspected of committing such crimes,” Kharichkin said.
Besides, according to the official, the country is currently registering a growth in mortality rate from the use of drugs, including synthetic narcotics. “Young people have a vague idea of what may be the consequences of their consumption and which dose will cause irreversible alterations in the organism,” noted the FSKN official. “Hoping to get more thrilling sensations drug addicts without apprehension take new, more concentrated kinds of, say, ecstasy and their heart fails as a result,” Kharichkin pointed out.
Boy, if there ever was an endorsement of what I’m trying to do here, it’s that quote from Kharichkin: “Young people may have a vague idea of what may be consequences …”