Main Directorate for Drugs Control
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|Main Directorate for Drugs Control|
|Motto||Serve Russia, Serve the law|
|Formed||April 5, 2016|
|GUKON influence areas|
|Size||17,098,242 square miles (44,284,240 km2)|
|Population||143,441,534 (2016 est.)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Russian Federation |
Russian foreign drug-related investigations
|Headquarters||Azovskaya 19, Moscow, Russia|
Main Directorate for Drugs Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (Russian: Главное управление по контролю за оборотом наркотиков Министерства внутренних дел Российской Федерации, ГУКОН), known also as GUKON is a law enforcement agency and the Russian Drugs police. They are responsible for the regulation of narcotics, and investigating drugs crimes.
Like FSKN before, the Directorate tasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the Russian Federation. Not only is the GUKON the lead agency for domestic enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, sharing concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Security Service (FSB), it also has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing Russian drug investigations abroad.
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