Popular Hong Kong newspaper Oriental Daily recently reported via its online news site that, according to Russian anti-drug authorities, China is now Russia’s largest drug supplier. Around 90 percent of Russia’s chemical-based drugs are sourced from China. The primary channel for the Chinese drug dealers to ship drugs to Russia is the postal mail system. The drugs are mailed into Russia as “food.” For example, the Russian Rostov Court announced on July 10 that it is currently hearing a case against some senior Cossack officials illegally working with Chinese drug dealers in Jilin Province, China. According to recent Russian reports, most of the drugs from China are packaged in plant oil bottles or buried in half-baked food like dumplings. The Russian police are currently improving the process of inspecting packages of Chinese food that sent in the mail. Oriental Daily has been Hong Kong’s number one newspaper; it has been in circulation since 1976, with a record readership of over 3,100,000.
Source: Oriental Daily, July 20, 2018