Main Directorate for Drugs Control

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Main Directorate for Drugs Control
Drugs Police
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Main Headquarters
Official Emblem
Abbreviation GUKON
Motto Serve Russia, Serve the law
Agency overview
Formed April 5, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-04-05)
Preceding agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction RUS
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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
Governing body MVD
Headquarters Azovskaya 19, Moscow, Russia

Commissioner responsible
  • Andrei Khrapov
Parent agency MVD
Emblem of MVD's Anti-Narcotics Department, 1992-2002

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.

The Directorate is part of the Public Security Service of the MVD. The Directorate (abbreviated as GUKON) has a jurisdiction overall Russia.

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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