Until recently, the United States authorities have not regarded the Afghan drug production as a threat to its national security, considering it only a problem of a regional character
Recently, however, the U.S. governmental authorities and their officials have been increasingly expressing concern about the situation of heroin distribution in the USA. Local authorities of such northern states as New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, bordering on Canada, have declared "heroin epidemic"
On July 23, 2015 the Chairman of the State Anti-Drug Committee, Director of the Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) of Russia Victor Ivanov is to visit Banjul (the Republic of the Gambia) to participate in the International Conference “Moscow-African Anti-Drug Dialogue”
Speech by Director of the Russian FDSC Victor Ivanov At the plenary meeting of the 56th Session of the CND UN March 11, 2013, Vienna