Head of Russia's Anti-Drug Agency Visiting Tallinn

Viktor Ivanov Photo: RIA Novosti/Scanpix
11/7/2013 2:47 PM
Category: Society

Viktor Ivanov, director of the Russian Federation's Federal Drug Control Service, began a two-day official visit to Estonia today.

While in Tallinn, Ivanov will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Minister of the Interior Ken-Marti Vaher, the head of the Police and Border Guard Board Elmar Vaher and other officials, his agency's press office said.

Discussions are slated to cover a broad range of topics, from joint efforts to curb drug trafficking to new approaches to the rehabilitation and re-socialization of drug addicts.

Ivanov's visit is part of a four-day Baltic junket that also includes Latvia. The Baltic states have traditionally been among the corridors used by traffickers to smuggle drugs between Russia and Western Europe.

In July, the Interior Ministry's undersecretary for internal security, Erkki Koort, met with Ivanov in Moscow to discuss cooperation in stemming the flow of illegal drugs across the Russian-Estonian border.


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