Russuian Maritime Territory and Chinese province agreed to cooperate in combating narcobusiness

The law-enforcement bodies of the Maritime Territory (the Russian Far East) and of Chinese province of Heilongjiang signed a treaty on cooperation in the struggle against narcobusiness, officials of the Interior directorate of the Maritime Territory said on Friday.

The agreement provides for broader exchange of operational information and working out of a mechanism of joint actions.

Chinese and Maritime militiamen have already amassed experience of successful cooperation in this sphere. At the end of the spring of 2003 two citizens of Russia who engaged in making drugs were detained in the city of Suifanhe (Heilongjiang province) through joint efforts. As much as 1.6 kg of marijuana, 20 kg of hemp, chemical raw materials and the equipment needed for making drugs were confiscated from them. The investigation of this case is under way, and Russian and Chinese links of the drug dealers are being found out.

An analogous treaty on cooperation exists also between the law-enforcement bodies of Heilongjiang province and the Amur Region of Russia (the Far East).

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