6,000 kg drugs seized

Customs officers of the Ural federal district of Russia seized 6,000 kg of illegal drugs, including 200 kg of heroin and 125 kg of opium, in 2000, as presidential representative in Ural federal district Petr Latyshev reported today. Results of the activities of the federal executive authorities of the Ural federal district are obviously positive, as a source from the Latyshev's administration reported, cited by AK&M. Today Latyshev conducts meetings with officials in Moscow. Issues regarding further strengthening of the federal power in Russia's regions are at the focus of the discussions, the source reported.