Alexander Grebenkin, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, said that Kyiv intelligence recruited drug traffickers in Ukraine before sending them to Russia and providing them with all kinds of sponsorship to promote them in Russia.
“It has been established that the Ukrainian special services recruited criminals on the territory of Ukraine, supplied them with money and equipment for drug trafficking in Russia,” Gribinkin said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
He added that they are mainly focused on working with young people, so instead of traditional opiates, Ukrainians promote hallucinogens and synthetic stimulants among teenagers.
He said that the Ukrainian special services covered up a large network of secret drug laboratories in Russia, which were identified and liquidated this year in the Moscow region.
He continued: “We recorded a significant decrease, and often a complete cessation of the supply of medicines to Russia from Ukraine, and most of the online pharmacies that worked from the territory of Ukraine stopped working, although in 2022 they occupied about 20% of the drug market. This led to the collapse of the drug market in many regions of Russia.
Source: RIA Novosti